The Nationals are among the most politically pragmatic members of the Turnbull government.
The impatience of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce with some among the Liberals is palpable.
As the mining boom winds down, Australia’s non-mining investment may not be enough to protect living standards.
The current subdued level of non-mining business investment may be the "new normal".
Scott Morrison is headstrong – a quality that has marked his career, including before he was an MP.
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’.
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.
Scott Morrison is continuing to make the case for the government’s company tax cut plan to be passed.
The volatile political debate between the two major parties about the long-term vision for tax has left small businesses in the lurch.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull used part of his address to the national press club to sell 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.
Malcolm Turnbull will make a fresh pitch for the government’s embattled proposal to cut company tax.
Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday will acknowledge that despite long-sustained economic growth, in many parts of Australia 'times are not so good'.
US President-elect Donald Trump speaks about his tax plan at a press conference in New York in September.
Countries around the world are moving to cut company tax rates, but it's unlikely to stop tax avoidance by multinationals.
Scott Morrison said Australia has an earnings problem.
Federal treasurer Scott Morrison’s diagnosis of the risks and challenges confronting the Australian economy is hard to fault. But tackling those problems will require flexibility from the government.
The global economy may be more fragile than at any time since the financial crisis, Malcolm Turnbull said today.
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.
After days of waiting, Malcolm Turnbull will form a government.
What did the Coalition promise during the campaign in 11 key policy areas, from health to infrastructure to jobs?
BCA President Catherine Livingstone greets Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The Business Council of Australia speaks for the big end of town - but does it still have the ear of government?
Not quite so optimistic.
Two government claims about the apparent boost to the economy of company tax are put to the test.
Australia is above the OECD average for some taxes, below average for others.
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Australian Council of Social Service chief Cassandra Goldie told Q&A that Australia is among the lowest-taxing countries in the OECD. Is that accurate?
Government policy signals are encouraging more Australians to borrow more money for property.
The budget seems to be saying to people with taxable incomes of less than $80,000 – if you want to pay less tax, get yourself a negatively-geared property investment.
Look in Scott Morrison’s show bag and the contents are sparse for most voters.
What a paradox! This is an election-eve budget without big sweeteners to woo the voters.
A company tax cut favours large corporations at the expense of small business.
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Business groups point to a GDP stimulus from a company tax cut, but modelling shows small businesses miss out.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has backed away from the personal income tax cut he had been hinting at.
It's not easy to prove which type of tax cut will drive more jobs and growth.
Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos outlines the case for a cut in the company tax rate.
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.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten, Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen and Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh have said their multinational tax package will make big firms pay their fair share.
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The tax package recently announced by the Federal Labor party is clearly well intentioned but it misses the point about multinationals paying their fair share.