The government in Australia is supposed to look out for people who don't have the means to support themselves. In the US it's every man for himself (or woman or child) whereas I like our way, no man (or woman or child) left behind.
Every Australian deserves free health care and free education. There is the option of going private with both, but our public systems need to be made and kept entirely free, with the option of donations if people so choose. But to add a compulsory fee will only lead to people missing out entirely. Feel free to move to the US if you prefer that lifestyle.