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Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos outlines the case for a cut in the company tax rate. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Workers would benefit from lowering company tax: Sinodinos

Cabinet secretary Arthur Sinodinos has made a strong pitch for giving priority to a company tax cut in the coming budget as the best way to boost growth, with a significant flow on for workers.
Scott Morrison told a Melbourne business summit a path for lower personal and company tax could not all be done in one budget. Mal Fairclough/AAP

Morrison talks down personal income tax cuts

Treasurer Scott Morrison has moved to dampen expectations about the government's ability to provide early personal income tax cuts.
Labor will not support moves to recall the Senate but Bill Shorten reaffirmed that Labor would not block supply. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Labor and Greens would try to frustrate double-dissolution planning

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said Labor would not support an early recall of the Senate, further complicating the situation if the government wants to call a double dissolution.
One only has to know Malcolm Turnbull’s nature to understand his deep frustration at the government’s internal dissent. Ben MacMahon/AAP

The way things are heading, it will be a let down if we aren’t voting on July 2

The momentum for a July 2 double dissolution has accelerated with Malcolm Turnbull opening the way to bring the May 10 budget forward by a week. “The budget will be in May,” he said on Tuesday, as he prepared…
Malcolm Turnbull tosses the coin ahead of the politicians versus Canberra Press Gallery cricket match on Sunday. Lukas Coch/AAP

John Howard complicates Malcolm Turnbull’s tax problems

When you are Malcolm Turnbull floundering in the heavy seas of tax reform, it is perhaps unfortunate that the 20th anniversary of the election of the Howard government has come around at this particular…

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