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Other Australians earn nothing like what you think. If you’re on $59,538, you’re typical

Email Twitter2 Facebook LinkedIn Print I’m guessing you earn less than A$200,000. And I’m guessing you think you’re missing out. People keep telling you so. On one side of politics Labor leader Anthony Albanese says anyone earning $200,000 dollars a year “can’t be described as being in the top end of town”. On the other, Prime Minister Scott Morrison parries with interviewers when asked whether people on $180,000 to $200,000 (the biggest beneficiaries of his planned 2024 Stage 3 tax cut) are “high income”. Support non-profit journalism you can trust. “They’re hardworking people working out on mines and difficult parts of the country,” he says. “They deserve a tax cut.” Hardworking or not, Australians on more than $200,000 are rare. And an awful lot of them don’t work at all. $200,000 is unusual

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