The government can’t parade modelling one moment and then, when it is unable to produce it, say ‘just apply the pub test’.
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.
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…
As the Senate returned on Friday, the fate of the government's ten-year company tax package was still up in the air.
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten help with the cyclone clean-up efforts in Bowen, Queensland on Thursday.
The fate of the government's push on Section 18C was a mixed bag, without surprises. The week's most critical issue is the company tax cuts package, which is still in play.
Australian shareholders could initially benefit from the company tax cut.
Many of the claims about the impact of the company tax are overblown, including the government's estimation of how much it would cost.
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.