Key senator urges undecided Greens to join Labor and split bill to block costly cuts for high earners

Senate independent Tim Storer has made a last-ditch plea to the Greens, Labor and his wavering crossbench colleagues to split the Turnbull government’s income tax bill to give low paid workers some hip pocket relief while blocking expensive tax cuts for high flyers.

Before- parliament’s resumption for the final sitting fortnight before the winter recess, Storer told Guardian Australia it would be “unfair” to hold up tax relief for low income earners “at a time when wages are stagnating and they struggle to pay their bills for essentials”.

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