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It would have been a huge setback if the government hadn’t secured its income tax package, which was the budget’s centrepiece. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Government celebrates on tax, fights on energy

More crucial than the fate of the company tax cuts is the government's long struggle to nail down its NEG, with the crunch coming when Josh Frydenberg meets his COAG counterparts on August 10.
Pauline Hanson has had a spectacular meltdown on live television. Sky News

Pauline unplugged lets rip against Senate colleague

In an extraordinary Thursday night interview on Sky Hanson, who accused Burston of trying to defect to the Shooters party, said it was not the first time he had stabbed her in the back.
Timing tricks help politicians avoid dealing with the substance of their policies. That isn’t going to change any time soon. Cindy Zhi

Government timing tricks hide the real budget story

It seems that timing tricks are now a thing in Australian politics. Revenues are brought forward and spending pushed back for cosmetic effect.
Jobs and growth underpinned by a healthy level of investment are essential aspects of a modern society, but cutting the company tax rate is not the way to go. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Budget policy check: do we need company tax cuts?

To reap the benefits of strong business investment without a costly tax giveaway, Australia must continue to play to its strengths.
When Tim Storer was sworn in he was escorted by the government and opposition Senate leaders. Lukas Coch/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Tim Storer, the $35 billion man

Tim Storer has one hell of a decision to make shortly after the May budget, when the government plans to bring back its legislation to give tax cuts to big business.
If we examine the proportion of people employed in Australia, as compared to the US, it tells a very different story. Justin Lane/AAP

The US isn’t a shining example for Australia when it comes to jobs

Unemployment rates have risen in Australia while falling in the US. But Australia has experienced a much smaller decline in the proportion of its population who are in work.
The government is still attempting to lower the corporate tax rate to compete globally. Ben Rushton/AAP

How the government can pay for its proposed company tax cuts

A cut in the Australian company tax rate to 25 or even 20% is important because it will attract foreign investment, boosting wages and the economy in Australia

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