Opinion

Michelle Grattan | Does Jim Chalmers have the political backbone to rollout major tax reform

Updated September 23 2022 - 4:22am, first published 3:00am
Can Jim Chalmers be the reforming treasurer he aspires to be? Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong

Jim Chalmers's long-term ambition is similar to that of most treasurers. He wants to be prime minister. More immediately, he aspires to be a reformer, which has become harder in today's electorate, with its low tolerance for pain.

Michelle Grattan is a press gallery journalist and former editor of The Canberra Times. She is a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra and writes for The Conversation, where her columns also appear.

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