Public policy think tank Per Capita has released its 2011 Tax Survey.

Now in its 11th iteration, the Per Capita Tax Survey 2021 is, effectively, the first of the ‘post-COVID’ era. The Survey finds that some of the shift in public attitudes has, so far, stuck.

Appreciation of public services remains higher than it was pre-COVID, as does support for long-term government borrowing to fund investment in the economy. Views about personal tax contributions, on the other hand, are largely reverting to pre-COVID positions, although there is stronger support across all income and age groups for wealthy Australians to pay more tax.

The full report is available here.

Further reading

[Budget Forum 2020] COVID-19 Strengthens Australians’ Belief in the Fair Go, Government Should Support the Vulnerable, by Emma Dawson.

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