Call to eliminate growth “handbrake”

AUSTRALIAN Conservatives candidate Gregg Bisset has backed calls to remove the payroll tax.

“The conservative policy has always been to lower taxes,” he said on Monday night.

“The reality is that we have to start somewhere.

“I think over a five year period of time we should eliminate payroll tax entirely.”

Independent Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell called for the elimination of the payroll tax, labelling it as a handbrake on economic growth at the candidate forum.

Mr Bell described the tax, currently applied to businesses that pay $600,000 in wages in South Australia, as a national disgrace.

“It’s an absolute disgrace that a country


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