Australia is one of the few wealthy countries in the world that does not tax the estates of rich people when they die. With the pandemic ripping a hole in government finances and leaving many unemployed and in debt, some say that should change.
An inheritance tax on the most wealthy percentile of estates would raise billions and help address rising wealth inequality, modelling suggests.
But for the idea to get up, it'll have to get past voters. That won't be easy. Labor may have partly lost last year's federal election due to a false rumour that it would introduce a 'death tax'. For a country that prides itself on being egalitarian, Australians are surprisingly averse to taxing the houses, cars and boats of the very rich when they die.