Economic modelling produced by Victoria University’s Centre of Policy Studies (and of which I was an author) finds that despite stimulating growth in pre-tax real wages, a company tax cut would cause a fall in the average incomes of...
Coke has promised 'less sugar', but less is still too much Many new products contain artificial sweeteners, which come with their own set of problems. from www.shutterstock.com Rosemary Stanton, UNSW At last count, 28 countries and seven large cities in the USA had...
Prime Minister Turnbull is pushing Tax Breaks for the Big End Of Town Why? The following corporations while generating revenues of almost $5billion dollars have decided that the Australian Taxpayers should subsidise their Management Fees, Directors Salaries and Asset purchases. Almost...
Adani's planned Carmichael coal mine to shift millions to Cayman Islands controlled company   Up to $3 billion from Adani's planned Carmichael coal mine will be shifted to a subsidiary owned in the Cayman Islands if the controversial project goes ahead,...
Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for Migration calls Europe the most dangerous destination for irregular migration in the world, and the...
A gas market run by a cartel is no market Despite what Canberra believes, the gas crisis is not a question of supply. The problem lies with the handful of extremely powerful companies which steer the market as they see fit. The...
John Mangan, The University of Queensland One of the most common ways multinationals take advantage of current laws to reduce their tax bill is through what’s known as transfer pricing. Former Treasurer Wayne Swan last week accused mining giant BHP...
Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for Migration calls Europe the most dangerous destination for irregular migration in the world, and the...
The key to examining whether one side or the other wants to destroy Medicare is the baked-in feature that makes it work: bulk-billing. The Coalition twice knocked it back in the Senate, forcing Whitlam to call a double dissolution. It's far...
View from The Hill: A shocker performance, even by coup standards Scott Morrison is sworn in as the 30th prime minister of Australia by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove. AAP/Lukas Coch Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra When they turn nasty, politicians can be an...
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