Warren Buffett’s voice has been one of the loudest arguing it’s time to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires like him.
Two centuries of tax policy show efforts to raise taxes on the rich hinge on questions of fairness. The history also suggests proponents have a tough road ahead.
Fixing the structural deficit could be too big a task for the Turnbull government given the reluctance to tackle any meaningful tax and spending reform.
Reform remains a challenge when every idea to reduce the deficit, reduce government expenditure or restructure taxes tends to get shot down in Australia.
What are the key policy issues on which the 2016 federal election will be fought?
Bill Shorten said the budget had tax cuts for high-income earners but nothing for families and ‘not one cent for ordinary Australians’.
Bill Shorten has claimed savings of $71 billion over ten years – most of it from rejecting almost all the budget's company tax cut.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says ‘this is not a time to be splashing money around’.
The Turnbull government has promised company tax cuts to stimulate investment and action to prevent middle-income earners moving into a higher tax bracket, in a budget that will launch its election campaign.
African governments have some hard decisions to make if they want to breathe new life into the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative.
Africa needs to navigate the difficult economic waters that lie ahead without undoing the gains of the past two decades. Success will require difficult political choices.
Unfortunately, there’s no pill for the U.S. tax code.
Obama calls them insidious and others have described inversions as unpatriotic, but what they really do is show just how much of a mess the corporate tax code is.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says now is not the right time for corporate tax cuts.
After a GST increase to finance big income tax cuts disappeared as a viable option for the May budget, attention centred on reducing the 30% company tax rate. But, assuming the government goes ahead with…
A handful of ideas to fix the tax system.
A better tax system and long-term budget sustainability starts with this blueprint.
Malcolm Turnbull this week outlined a case for allowing the states to raise a portion of income tax for the first time since they were forced to give up income taxing powers during the second world war.
Malcolm Turnbull invited premiers and chief ministers to The Lodge on Thursday evening ahead of COAG.
Malcolm Turnbull is the venture capitalist of politics who, with his bid to force the states to raise a slice of income tax, has invested heavily in a risky enterprise.
Malcolm Turnbull announced his new income tax plan while visiting the Penrith Panthers Rugby League Academy on Wednesday.
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By proposing a dramatic shake-up of income taxing powers Turnbull has thrown himself into a contest that will test his policy and persuasive skills to the hilt.
Malcolm Turnbull plans to raise the idea of states' access to income tax at this week’s COAG meeting.
Just when we thought the tax debate was winding down to minimalism, as least as far as the federal government was concerned, Malcolm Turnbull has decided to throw a curveball. The government is preparing…
During his regular Monday morning date with Ray Hadley, Scott Morrison insisted the budget was on May 10.
Malcolm Turnbull admits he did not make a call on Sunday night to tell Scott Morrison he was bringing the budget forward, but that draws attention to the obvious point – Morrison had abundant warning…
Malcolm Turnbull and wife Lucy Turnbull watch on during the FIRST Global Robotics Competition in Sydney on Saturday.
Malcolm Turnbull is 20 points ahead of Bill Shorten as the leader more capable of managing tax reform in a Newspoll that has the Coalition slightly improving its two-party position.
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.
The Commonwealth is telling the states to fix their own hospital budget problems, as though state governments can simply find savings from other areas.
Health-care costs are rising, driven by expensive developments in treatments, more demanding populations and rising national wealth. We need to change the financing system to meet this challenge.
Special Minister of State Mathias Cormann explains the changes to the government's Senate voting reforms.
In comments to the Coalition joint partyroom, Tony Abbott urged the government to go down the savings path.
On Monday, a scarifying account of Tony Abbott’s prime ministership appears in the bookshops. By journalist Niki Savva, The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government…
Malcolm Turnbull tosses the coin ahead of the politicians versus Canberra Press Gallery cricket match on Sunday.
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…