SE­NIOR CARD CALL

Comment News (Gosnells) - - OPINION -

loans, equip­ment, prod­ucts and ser­vices to be able to send the bulk of monies out should be a crime. They get away with this too eas­ily.

I also think that there are too many op­por­tu­ni­ties for ‘de­pre­ci­a­tion or write offs’.

They should only have a slight ben­e­fit when re­plac­ing an ex­ist­ing in­te­gral cap­i­tal item and not ev­ery piece of pa­per used.

What hap­pened to the nor­mal cost of do­ing busi­ness? At the mo­ment ev­ery­one, ex­cept the com­pa­nies, are pay­ing for them to have plush of­fices and drive flashy cars, while the 'poor' guy out there strug­gles to make ends meet. We are fund­ing their lav­ish life­styles.

There are too many 'un­fair' con­ces­sions for (big) busi­nesses. Some ex­ist on the ben­e­fits of our tax loop­holes and send their prof­its out.

They are within the law al­lowed to send all their gains bled from the Aus­tralian con­sumer/tax­payer out of this coun­try to a front in a tax­haven on the other side of the world.

As this is al­lowed to hap­pen, they should also al­low in­di­vid­u­als to get paid un­der the ta­ble and then hide the money un­der their mat­tress so that they don’t have to pay tax on it.

If it is good for those com­pa­nies, surely it must be good for the in­di­vid­ual as well? We seem to be in­tim­i­dated by them.

Does anyone for one mo­ment think that com­pa­nies such as Ap­ple will stop trad­ing in Aus­tralia if we put an end to their le­galised ‘theft’?

I think it is time we put our foot down and make it fair for all, big or small, rich or poor. CAN anyone ex­plain the rea­son why West Aus­tralia is the only state which has con­di­tions at­tached to a se­niors card.

Fam­ily and friends in the east ask "where is your se­niors card" when­ever they visit and we are out sight­see­ing. They can present theirs on re­quest in any state they visit.

They still have full-time, well paid jobs and are au­to­mat­i­cally sent the card when they turn 60.

It's not a pen­sion, but a way for the gov­ern­ment to say thanks for their help over the years.

It would be nice to get a dis­count on some ser­vices. Af­ter all, we have paid con­sid­er­able taxes over the years.

ALF CAMP­BELL, Ken­wick.

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