Words that matter. What’s a franking credit? What’s dividend imputation? And what's 'retiree tax'? There are words you’ll need to understand. But imputation is complex, like the tax system. Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Peter Martin, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian...
When the prime minister started the year, a big line of his economic attack was the damage the ALP’s extra $200bn worth of tax would do the economy. On 14 January he told ABC Breakfast: “Now is not the...
The Banking RC Report marginalises small business borrowers, effectively calling them sore losers and whingers and telling them to bugger off once and for all, writes Dr Evan Jones. THE Financial Services Royal Commission Final Report has generated much froth and bubble in...
The Chief Judge refused the Rocky Hill Coal Project, near the mid-north coast town of Gloucester, on a range of grounds, all of which are important, but what his judgment says about climate change is of greatest significance. The...
Negative gearing changes will affect us all, mostly for the better Don’t have a negatively geared investment property? You’re in good company. Despite all the talk about negatively geared nurses and property baron police officers, 90 per cent of taxpayers do...
Canberra’s 226 MPs and senators own 524 properties between them – an average of 2.4 each – analysis by the ABC has found. Only 10 federal politicians don’t own property, meaning 96% of the total do, compared to the national...
What are franking credits, how do they work and who is entitled to them? What is a franking credit? Franking credits are only available to Australian residents, and not to foreign owners of Australian companies. A franking credit is an...
The current executives and boards of the nation's banks are not the right people to repair the financial industry's damaged culture, says Graeme Samuel, who is about to embark on a sweeping review of the banking watchdog in response...
A reverse death tax that helps the rich The dividend imputation system is a rort Australia can’t afford, write Emma Dawson and Tim Lyons. Australia’s dividend imputation system was introduced by Paul Keating in 1987. Its purpose was to eliminate double...
At a time when the number of people studying economics is at a record low, the number of politicians citing economics 101 seems to be at a record high. Take our current prime minister, Scott Morrison. When asked to...