Governments around the world are rewriting law to deal with tax avoidance by multinationals like Google.
Global measures to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals will take some time to deliver. And there's still work to be done locally.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has been sceptical about the usefulness of economic modelling.
Scott Morrison has become a true believer in the cause of raising the GST, determined to drive a major switch in the tax mix. The big question is whether Malcolm Turnbull will end up in the same place…
Treasurer Scott Morrison said people were not interested in “reading a large tome on tax”.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has opened the possibility for an alternative to the government's present white paper process for tax reform.
It went woozy in the middle but it ended ok.
The key events that made the business community laugh, cheer and despair in 2015.
A release of tax data should set the scene for greater transparency.
The drop of tax data showing hundreds of major companies did not pay tax needs parsing; but there must be crackdown on aggressive tax planning.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has so far been a consultative leader who takes people with him.
Malcolm Turnbull has had a remarkable start to his prime ministership. Even in the little things.
Tax reform remains a political blame-game between the federal government and states.
If only the debate around the GST focused on what it takes to make a good tax system.
Treasurer Scott Morrison said if the states wanted to spend more they could raise their own taxes.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has declared that differences between federal and state governments over tax reform may be "irreconcilable" because states want to use funds from a GST change to spend more.
Malcolm Turnbull may struggle to persuade Daniel Andrews and some other state leaders to back major tax change, though Mike Baird has been arguing for reform.
Despite all the media coverage, don't expect any clear decisions on national tax reform on Friday. But we should see more progress on other issues, including domestic violence and violent extremism.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Malcolm Turnbull, in Jakarta on Thursday with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, removes his suit jacket and tie in the Tanah Abang market.
It's unlikely many ordinary people will care about the latest revelation in the tale of the Turnbull coup, despite something of a flurry among Abbott loyalists.
Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison’s recent comment was easy to misinterpret but ultimately correct.
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It would be easy to misinterpret a recent comment by federal Treasurer Scott Morrison as meaning that states and territories generate 90% of all revenue collected in Australia. That's not the case.
Malcolm Turnbull received a rapturous welcome at the Business Council of Australia dinner.
It was quite an extraordinary statement from a hard-headed business leader when Catherine Livingstone told Malcolm Turnbull that “in just seven weeks … the impact you have had on national sentiment is…
Business Council of Australia president Catherine Livingstone has called on the government to cut the tax rates of all businesses.
Business Council of Australia president Catherine Livingstone has told Malcolm Turnbull he has had an "almost unparalleled" impact on national sentiment since becoming prime minister.
ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie has released modelling which shows that an increase to the GST will disproportionately affect those on lower incomes.
The Australian Council of Social Service has released modelling on the regressive effects of increasing or broadening the GST.
Neville Wran, New South Wales premier from 1976 to 1986, was Australia’s first modern leader, building and using ‘political capital’.
Tax reform will be a hard sell, even for a prime minister of Malcolm Turnbull’s standing and imagination.
Guiyu, China: where electronic goods go to die.
Splitting the Goods and Services Tax in two, and taxing goods at a higher rate, would help to reflect the extra environmental damage done by products that are bought and later thrown in the rubbish.
A few changes in South Africa’s tax administration will have a huge impact on business.
South Africa has sent a strong signal against tax evasion and is planning to introduce a carbon tax. There are also incentives for employers keen on taking inexperienced job seekers.
Joe Hockey used his valedictory speech in parliament to lay out a comprehensive reform blueprint.
In his valedictory speech, former treasurer Joe Hockey has effectively challenged the Turnbull government to be bold.
The EU is thought to be losing one trillion Euros from tax avoidance, evasion and arrears. But the latest tax reform is unlikely to fix that.