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Assuming a sale of Medibank, who benefits from the IPO?
by Jonathan J. Ariel - 2/10/2014 - 9 comments
The top 10 per cent of earners pay 46 per cent of total income taxes. The bottom 20 per cent pay 2.5 per cent. This makes Australia's income-tax system among the most progressive in the world.
by Richard Holden - 29/09/2014 - 20 comments
Six of the last 10 biggest finds have been in Africa, where - all told - there are some 130 billion barrels of crude oil waiting to be tapped by more than 500 companies.
by James Stafford - 26/09/2014 - 3 comments
Negative gearing is blamed for pricing first home buyers out of the housing market, for asset price bubbles (notably, again, housing), lost Budget revenue, and benefiting the rich.
by Geoff Carmody - 25/09/2014 - 24 comments
And yet our policy elite speak as if 'reform' is well articulated and will take us back to the glory days of the 1990s Australian 'reform boom' that preceded the subsequent resources boom.
by Nicholas Gruen - 24/09/2014 - 7 comments
Despite the extent of cuts, Hockey's Budget is still unable to produce anything near the Budget surpluses promised (and presumably thought appropriate) by the outgoing Labor Government.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 16/09/2014 - 12 comments
Our national debate casts these issues in stark terms – Chinese state enterprises buying up Australian farms to supply their domestic market.
by Merric Foley - 16/09/2014 - 5 comments
If we act now, we can ensure that we will turn ageing into a significant social and economic asset, not a liability, and the Blueprint for an Ageing Australia that we present to the nation today strives to do exactly this.
by Everald Compton - 4/09/2014 - 20 comments
Post 1971, the moral question in economics has been abandoned. Individual interest has been the driver of economic policy to achieve growth, income and employment.
by Ben Rees - 1/09/2014 - 17 comments
The RET has an even greater impact than the carbon tax on the bottom line, reducing our living standards and the competitiveness of our entire economy.
by David Leyonhjelm - 29/08/2014 - 33 comments
It is often the reflexive response of government to crack down on things which are new or untested. This tendency is only exaggerated when innovations challenge large established interests like the taxi and hotel industries.
by Andrew Leigh - 28/08/2014 - 10 comments
In Australia, the Henry Tax Review was not whistling 'Dixie' in 2008 when it claimed: 'economic growth would be higher if governments raised more revenue from land and less revenue from other tax bases'.
by Bryan Kavanagh - 28/08/2014 - 12 comments

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