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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
In this month’s Taxcast: We discuss why we can’t afford the rich and challenge ideas about wealth, entrepreneurialism and investment. Also: ten years ago the Tax Justice Network was told it’d never happen, but this month British Members of...
What happens to small towns whose water becomes big business for bottled brands? The more the market is willing to pay, the harder it is to regulate water use. Shutterstock.com Emma Kathryn White, University of Melbourne and Rebecca Louise Nelson, University of...
Despite the encouraging “maths” in this budget, the return to surplus has still yet to be delivered writes John Hewson. Budgets are about choices. With an unexpected surge in revenue, the government’s main options were to apply it to deficit...
Any meaningful shift in the finance sector’s corporate culture will have to come from within, writes David Kinley. Do banking and finance attract cheats or create them? This was the question a team of behavioural economists from Switzerland set out to...
Timing tricks help politicians avoid dealing with the substance of their policies. That isn’t going to change any time soon. Cindy Zhi, CC BY-ND Richard Holden, UNSW This year’s budget may not have had a whole lot of surprises, but it was...
Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The Turnbull government has produced a budget that it hopes it can sell as appealing for voters while appearing fiscally responsible. Its income tax cuts target lower and middle earners in the early stages, delivering a...
Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Jenni Henderson, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, The Conversation Jenni Henderson, Section Editor: Business + Economy, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, Deputy Multimedia Editor, The Conversation This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original...
Eight charts on our growing tax problem: what abandoning tax reform means for taxpayers Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University and Alan Duncan, Curtin University As we move closer to Treasurer Scott Morrison’s third budget, what we do know is this - Australia...
The ageing of Australia contributes to its structural deficit. Flickr/Jonas Boni, CC BY Sarantis Tsiaplias, University of Melbourne In the lead-up to the federal budget there is the inevitable attention given to government spending and debt. But one of the increasingly pressing...
While the banking royal commission battles on, exposing scandal after scandal so serious it looks as though the sector’s reputation will be in tatters for a generation, one bank has somehow managed to completely avoid the limelight. That bank is the ever-elusive Macquarie...