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Budget Forum 2016: The Economic Impact of the Company Tax Cut

The Budget proposal to cut the company tax cut rate from 30 to 25 per cent has entered the political debate.  For that debate to… Read More ›

Budget Forum 2016: Bracket Creep Response is Poorly Targeted

On budget night, we heard that there is going to be an adjustment to the third income tax threshold, so that the 37 per cent… Read More ›

Budget Forum 2016: The Growth Puzzle

Perhaps the most peculiar thing about the 2016-17 Budget was the assumption about economic growth. Many commentators seemed to think that the growth figures were quite… Read More ›

Budget Forum 2016: Some Good Superannuation Fixes but Still a Ramshackle System

Broadly speaking, the Government has come up with a clever package which addresses some equity concerns. The proposals unwind some of the generosity of the… Read More ›

Budget Forum 2016: What’s Not in the Budget, Tax Reform to Broaden the Income Tax Base

The Budget promises some tax cuts and puts some limits on tax breaks for superannuation. But the Budget does not deliver tax reform. It fails… Read More ›