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Ideas for Australia: Five Ideas to Help fix Australia’s Tax System

First published on The Conversation. Our tax reform debate seems to be stuck. Our federal fiscal system is skewed. What kind of a fiscal bargain can… Read More ›

“Middle-Class Welfare”: What is the Evidence?

The Australian welfare state is strongly “targeted” – though relatively small in size, it is relatively redistributive in effect. Or so we have usually thought.… Read More ›

State Income Tax: Genius of Foolishness

Originally published in the Huffington Post 31 March. Initial reaction to Turnbull’s proposal to allow some form of State income tax has ranged from it being… Read More ›

Tax Thought Bubbles: No Real Reform

Published by Southern Highlands News, Friday 1 February. I guess that it’s not meant as an April Fools joke but, apparently, apart from giving another… Read More ›

Global Low in Oil Prices: Implications for Australia and Malaysia

In 2016 we are seeing a continuation of low oil prices worldwide, which is negatively affecting the petroleum industry, but good news for other industry… Read More ›