No complaint from me about overall levels of taxation - rather the opposite: I'd be willing to pay more tax for more and better services (as, it would seem, are most Aussies when anyone bothers to ask). I'd be even more willing if some of our companies paid tax. And some of the panama-hatted rich, um, beggars who have been in the news of late.Australia has about the third lowest 'total tax burden' in the OECD. You haven't really got much room to manoeuvre. There aren't many first world options if the tax here is too much of a burden for you. The US is one. Mexico.
I'm a bit weird - I love paying tax
My comment was about "banning" and about "taxing out of existence" as the equivalent of banning. For all we pretend otherwise, I think that here in Oz we're far too willing to yell "the gum'int orrta do somefin about it" and to demand that things we don't like get banned - for (other) people's own good, of course. (All the while insisting things we like are left thoroughly alone.)
Right now, here in Sydney, it's all the yells to ban the demon drink. Not where people like us drink, but where young people drink or poor people or aboriginal people or shift workers or anyone but me. (When the bars and restaurants are shuttered, of course the developers are waiting to leap on more yet more land to convert to residential high-rise then flog off to Chinese investors. Purely accidentally. While never, ever making an illegal political donation except through the properly configured laundry facility.)