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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 ›

Budget Forum 2016: Budget Repair, Climate Risks and Global Concerns All Ignored in this Conflicted Effort

Originally published May 4 on The Conversation. This Federal Budget was crafted with multiple, sometimes conflicting, objectives. To repair the budget, to neutralize some of… Read More ›

Budget Forum 2016: Indigenous Australians, What Might We Expect, and Where Might the Impact Be?

Whatever you think of the specifics, it is fair to say the 2014/15 Federal Budget was one of the most divisive and contentious in recent… Read More ›

ANUpoll: Government’s Deficit Dilemma with a Confused Electorate

The latest ANUpoll shows that people would prefer the government to tax their way out of deficit rather than to reduce spending on social services.… Read More ›

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 ›