This is the idea that in providing equal access to tax-breaks and superannuation benefits, the revenue foregone would send the country crashing into bankruptcy.
Ie, you f*ckers shouldn't be collecting that money in the first place, so don't start whinging about losing it!
This article reckons the cost to government would be about $2 billion (not clear over how long).
Seems like a lot, huh.
I just know that the boffins in the Department of Finance and Administration (DoFA - or, if you prefer, "Do F*ck All") have searched high and low, desperately trying to find the money to get the government out of this heart-breaking quandry.
But I guess they should have looked in that big barrel of hoarded surplus marked "100% pure pork".
Seems $34 billion is much easier to find than a mere $2 billion, sometimes.