Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash worked closely when he was a senator, and he has been a supporter of hers.
In some circles they call Fiona Nash the "Barnaby whisperer". It's said she's able to calm him down. In electing Nash their new deputy the Nationals have acted wisely.
Treasury modelling released by the government backs up Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to walk away from an increase to the GST.
The government has released Treasury modelling showing a tax mix switch with a 15% GST and income tax cuts would deliver no gains to economic growth.
Jay Weatherill's willingness to countenance an increase to the GST angered federal Labor colleagues. But he tells Michelle Grattan he has no regrets about his "circuit-breaker" intervention.
As the government considers a tax reform agenda without changing the GST, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer discusses tax and superannuation with Michelle Grattan.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a family fun day at The Lodge in Canberra.
As Malcolm Turnbull continues to strike down the prospects of a GST increase being part of his tax package, the secretary of his department, Martin Parkinson, is taking charge of the tax issue bureaucratically…
Malcolm Turnbull said the May budget would be the government’s tax platform and, for ‘all practical purposes’, its white paper.
Malcolm Turnbull has said the budget will contain the government's tax policy, and questioned whether the benefits of increasing the GST would be worth the difficulties of doing so.
Governments around the world are rewriting law to deal with tax avoidance by multinationals like Google.
Global measures to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals will take some time to deliver. And there's still work to be done locally.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has been sceptical about the usefulness of economic modelling.
Scott Morrison has become a true believer in the cause of raising the GST, determined to drive a major switch in the tax mix. The big question is whether Malcolm Turnbull will end up in the same place…
Treasurer Scott Morrison said people were not interested in “reading a large tome on tax”.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has opened the possibility for an alternative to the government's present white paper process for tax reform.
It went woozy in the middle but it ended ok.
The key events that made the business community laugh, cheer and despair in 2015.
A release of tax data should set the scene for greater transparency.
The drop of tax data showing hundreds of major companies did not pay tax needs parsing; but there must be crackdown on aggressive tax planning.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has so far been a consultative leader who takes people with him.
Malcolm Turnbull has had a remarkable start to his prime ministership. Even in the little things.
Tax reform remains a political blame-game between the federal government and states.
If only the debate around the GST focused on what it takes to make a good tax system.
Treasurer Scott Morrison said if the states wanted to spend more they could raise their own taxes.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has declared that differences between federal and state governments over tax reform may be "irreconcilable" because states want to use funds from a GST change to spend more.
Malcolm Turnbull may struggle to persuade Daniel Andrews and some other state leaders to back major tax change, though Mike Baird has been arguing for reform.
Despite all the media coverage, don't expect any clear decisions on national tax reform on Friday. But we should see more progress on other issues, including domestic violence and violent extremism.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Malcolm Turnbull, in Jakarta on Thursday with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, removes his suit jacket and tie in the Tanah Abang market.
It's unlikely many ordinary people will care about the latest revelation in the tale of the Turnbull coup, despite something of a flurry among Abbott loyalists.
Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison’s recent comment was easy to misinterpret but ultimately correct.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
It would be easy to misinterpret a recent comment by federal Treasurer Scott Morrison as meaning that states and territories generate 90% of all revenue collected in Australia. That's not the case.
Malcolm Turnbull received a rapturous welcome at the Business Council of Australia dinner.
It was quite an extraordinary statement from a hard-headed business leader when Catherine Livingstone told Malcolm Turnbull that “in just seven weeks … the impact you have had on national sentiment is…
Business Council of Australia president Catherine Livingstone has called on the government to cut the tax rates of all businesses.
Business Council of Australia president Catherine Livingstone has told Malcolm Turnbull he has had an "almost unparalleled" impact on national sentiment since becoming prime minister.