Calls for bold new tax agenda

Matt Coughlan
(Australian Associated Press)

 

New Nationals senator Susan McDonald has called for regional taxation zones and wide-ranging decentralisation of services to dramatically revitalise the bush.

In her first speech to parliament, the Queenslander said even opportunities between the bush and cities began to diverge in the 1990s.

“It was a time of productivity commissions and user pays. It was