10 ways we can find more money without cuts to services:
1. Tax the undertaxed mining industry by restoring the original super profits tax on mining companies – raising $4,500,000,000 per year 
2. Abolish fossil fuel subsidies. In 2013-14, over $11bn of subsidies were given to the fossil fuel industry, including for fuel tax credits, aviation fuel & mining exploration. Not only does it favor some industries over others, but it is a wealth transfer to polluting companies. This would save $11,000,000,000 
3. Defund private schools. In 2013-14 the Gov spent $4.5bn on public schools and $9bn on private schools. If you want to opt out of public education, you should pay for it yourself. Also private schools are less efficient – increasing their costs per student by 3.4% p.a. compared to students from public schools at 2.4% p.a. with no improvement to academic results. Many studies have shown NAPLAN scores have not improved under private or Catholic schools. In addition, private schools routinely exclude any children with a disability to keep their profits and grade averages up. Cutting it back completely would save $9,000,000,000 per year. Cutting it back to a base funding per student would save $6,000,000,000 per year. 
4. More progressive income taxes. The real causes of the structural deficit are cuts to income tax, pushing tax thresholds too high and the disappearance of a more progressive taxation system. If 2005-6 taxation rates were still used, there would be an additional $30bn of revenue this year – let’s restore them. Addition to revenue: $30,000,000,000 
5. Abolish negative gearing. Losses from so-called “negatively geared” property is income tax deductible and costs the budget $4 billion a year (estimated). This is blatant welfare for the rich and should be ended. It does not improve housing affordability, as was its initial aim, but increases wealth inequalities. With a ten year estimate of $42.5 billion This would save on average just over $4,000,000,000 per year once fully implemented. 
6. Remove private health insurance rebate and reinvest money in public system. Save $5.5 billion a year and have $3 billion spare after expected changes when people stop buying private health insurance. 
7. a “millionaire’s tax” that would require top income earners to pay 50% of all earnings over $1 million in tax. This would raise $1,000,000,000 a year 
8. A public insurance ”levy” on the big four banks of 0.05% of deposits that would raise $350 million per year 
9. A $150-per-tonne levy on carbon – yes a carbon price set at the level Sweden established two decades ago – raising $22 billion per year based on emissions taxed in 2013/14 (yes, this would be on top of the mining tax above to discourage coal miners) This should decrease over time as industry moves towards low carbon solutions 
10. Tax the 550,000 discretionary trusts that rich people use to hide money the same way as corporations (except those set up by farmers) – raising at least $800 million per year 
That represents about $82.65 billion a year in new revenue.
That’s enough to pay for the entire transition to 100% renewable energy in under a decade. You could also repay the sovereign debt bill over four years and still have change to fund the education and health systems properly.
That extra $82,650,000,000 EVERY year can then go into national infrastructure projects we need to implement:
1. 100% Renewable Energy
2. High Speed rail infrastructure connecting cities, especially Melbourne to Brisbane to open up the country.
3. Public transport in cities
4. Education system overhaul to follow the Scandanavian examples, especially Finland
5. Healthcare system given funding to reduce all wait times to under 6 months and continue to expand 24hr community clinics to take load off emergency rooms.
6. Establish a sovereign fund like Norway to support Australia long into the future.
7. Invest in Australian industry programs to build sustainable businesses in renewable energy, electric vehicle manufacture and 3D printing.
One last change that won’t change revenue, but will change expenditure on pensions:
End the obscene superannuation tax concessions for the rich. For every $1bn we spend on concessions, we save only $200m on the old age pension, as 30% of concessions go to the top 5% of income earners. This needs to be changed so that just 5% of the concessions go to the top 5% of income earners and the rest is distributed to raise the floor. This would distribute the total of $10,500,000,000 per year better to the people who need it instead of hoarding for the rich who don’t.