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Warren Buffett: “When a country needs more income they should get it from the people that have it.” Fortune Live Media/Flickr

Buffett rule a proxy for real tax reform

Why is there a tax policy named after the world's third richest man?
Treasurer Joe Hockey has ruled out changes to negative gearing, but the policy advantages some taxpayers over others. AAP/Joel Carrett

Why negative gearing is not a fair tax policy

Almost 1.3 million Australian taxpayers use negative gearing. But the policy is inherently unfair.
Apple Australia Corporate Vice President Tony King told a senate committee the company’s effective tax rate was above 30%. Nikki Short/AAP

Explainer: the ATO plan to deter corporate tax avoidance

A new formula adopted by the ATO is likely to act as both a detection tool and deterrent to corporate tax avoidance.
Greens leader Christine Milne argues Australia is not doing enough to combat corporate tax avoidance. Lukas Coch/AAP

Experts caution Australia on unilateral ‘Google tax’

Treasurer Joe Hockey is considering a Google tax similar to that introduced in the UK, but experts warn it could derail global action on tax avoidance.
Devoting time to looking after others can result in significant hidden costs to the carer. Shutterstock/Goodluz

Carers deserve more credit in the retirement incomes debate

If the 5.5 million unpaid carers didn't look after others – at the expense of careers and incomes – taxpayers would bear the costs, so as a community we should give carers a fairer deal in retirement.
Treasurer Joe Hockey is likely to have an easier time selling a package of tax reforms rather than individual changes. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

How increasing the GST could boost our standard of living

Changing the GST in isolation would create serious problems, but increasing it alongside other reforms could have a major upside.
The Abbott government is running out of time to try to come up with new ideas and refresh its reason for being. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Lacking an agenda, the Abbott government’s time is running out

When it comes to producing a comprehensive, far-reaching policy regime – a coherent vision for Australia’s society and economy and how to turn it into reality – the government is only getting started.
Treasurer Joe Hockey says fairness is in the eye of the beholder. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

A confused start to government’s tax conversation

In launching its national "conversation" about tax reform, the Abbott government is caught between the policy imperative of "leading" and the political requirement of "listening".

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