Serena Yu, University of Technology Sydney and David Peetz, Griffith University Two big claims underpin attempts to cut penalty rates for Sunday workers in the retail and hospitality sectors: that they are no longer needed or relevant, and that they...
ANZ bank will be scrapping all fees associated with personal banking accounts as of January 1 2017, CEO Shayne Elliot told staff and shareholders today. In an email sent earlier this morning and obtained by Forward News writers, Elliot admitted...
Charis Palmer, The Conversation; Georgina Hall, The Conversation; Helen Westerman, The Conversation; Jenni Henderson, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, The Conversation Negative gearing was one of the federal election campaign’s fiercest battlegrounds. While the Labor opposition claimed that the major beneficiaries...
Follow #pigsfly on Twitter and @Pigsfly Newspaper on Facebook. This is your perfect resource to find out the actual count as it occurs. Our panel below, is your direct link to the Australian Electoral Commission who will automatically update the...
Michelle Grattan, University of CanberraMuch of politics is comparative. Malcolm Turnbull, awaiting judgement from a fickle electorate, told Four Corners that if the Liberals had not changed leaders “we would’ve lost the election very resoundingly”. It was a sharp, if...
Fast food giant McDonald’s Australia cut its tax bill by more than half in 2015 by routing payments via the low-tax nation of Singapore. McDonald’s reduces its profit, and thus its local tax bill, by using a legal loophole that...
Tesla’s explanation of its proposal to acquire Solar City, another Elon Musk project, offers a compelling vision: Get energy from the sun, use and store it in the home, charge your car with it. “The world’s only vertically integrated...
Charles Livingstone, Monash University Since then-prime minister Julia Gillard appointed Peter Slipper to the speaker’s chair in 2011, the gambling lobby has appeared triumphant in defeating any substantial reform of gambling regulation. Slipper became speaker because Gillard was under enormous pressure...
Mike Sandiford, University of Melbourne In case you had forgotten, electricity prices were a really big deal in the last federal election campaign in 2013, albeit often disguised under the rubric of axe the tax. Then Coalition spokesmen quite deliberately...
Multinationals suspected of routing Australian profits through Singapore will be outed to tax authorities, with the low-tax nation this week signing up to the global plan to fight tax evasion. Companies including big miners BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto...