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Everyone is catching subsidy fever! But will it really lower inflation?

3 June 2024

2:00 AM

3 June 2024

2:00 AM

Subsidies are politically infectious right now. Jim Chalmers and Anthony started the latest outbreak with energy subsidies, which they claimed would lower inflation.

Steven Miles has now caught subsidy fever, offering 50c transport fares in Queensland for six months. The subsidy conveniently ends right after the election.

The promise is that these subsidies will lower inflation and alleviate cost-of-living pressures.

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