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The government can’t parade modelling one moment and then, when it is unable to produce it, say ‘just apply the pub test’. Lukas Coch/AAP

If you haven’t got the numbers, Scott, could you please just get them?

The question is totally reasonable, and deserves an answer. But when Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison were asked on Tuesday for estimates of the growth and jobs dividends from the company tax cuts passed…
The Nick Xenophon Team had been dug in for a long time behind backing cuts for businesses with turnovers up to $10 million. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Company tax compromise is limited but works for both Turnbull and Xenophon

The government’s company tax deal with Nick Xenophon has given Malcolm Turnbull something to spin between now and the May budget. It’s much less than the government’s A$48 billion plan, but it’s more than…
Scott Morrison is headstrong – a quality that has marked his career, including before he was an MP. Lukas Coch/AAP

Morrison’s tanty over bankers hiring Anna Bligh was arrogant and absurd

Less than three months from his second budget, Treasurer Scott Morrison is not in a happy place. The last week has been a disaster for him, culminating in the exit of his strategy and communications director…
The Turnbull government should be focusing on giving new businesses, not small businesses, a tax cut if the aim is ‘jobs and growth’. Stephanie Gardiner/AAP

Why small business tax cuts aren’t likely to boost ‘jobs and growth’

Based on evidence, policies which seek to encourage job creation and innovation via a tax cut should preference large or new businesses, rather than small ones.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull used part of his address to the national press club to sell the company tax cut. Mick Tsikas/AAP

What economists and tax experts think of the company tax cut

The federal government is still trying to convince senate crossbenchers to pass a company tax cut but tax experts and economists dispute all of its supposed benefits.
The global economy may be more fragile than at any time since the financial crisis, Malcolm Turnbull said today. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

The electorate has spoken, but Turnbull’s speech shows he hasn’t listened

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's first major post-election economic speech revealed not a hint of awareness that large swathes of the electorate had been unpersuaded by his major policy programs.

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