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If Labor intends to continue with an expanded version of their Mediscare campaign, road tested with robocalls at the last election, into other areas of social policy, perhaps the coalition should commit to and take ownership of a similar scare campaign.
With Labor’s emphasis on tinkering with negative gearing, which would kill housing investment, development and supply stone dead, further pushing up prices as it did under Hawke and Keating, it wouldn’t be too much of a leap to suggest that Labor intends to usher in a capital gains tax on the family home. As scare campaigns go that would be the monster to keep Bowen and Shorten awake at night, although after seeing how, with all the evidence at his finger tips, Turnbull failed to prosecute Shorten at the last election over the trade union Royal Commission, I doubt if he’s up to the task.