Tasmania gets more of its revenue from "bad taxes" than any state or territory other than Victoria, and less from "good taxes" than anywhere other than Queensland.
The ACT has Australia’s best state tax system, NSW the worst.
The Grattan Institute says swapping stamp duty for land tax would make Australians up to $17 billion a year better off.
Blessed with mineral royalty payments, the Western Australian Government has seen its allocation of GST revenue slashed.
The government shouldn't cave to WA's calls for a change to the way GST is divvied out. The current system has served Australia well.
Casinos like this one in Maryland bring benefits as well as costs. The challenge is working out which is greater.
During the past two decades, the US casino industry has expanded dramatically. According to the American Gaming Association, there are now nearly 1,000 commercial and tribal casinos in the country. Plans…