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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 11 UNLOCK?

Reformers, overlook fairness in tax at your peril

If reformers overlook the importance of fairness in taxation, they’ll end up further undermining already fragile voter confidence in our tax system.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 1 UNLOCK?

Essential: what voters want on tax reform

Voters’ idea of tax reform is very different from economists’, today’s Essential Report shows.

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Business bites: consumers won’t spend … iron ore descends … oil slump trend …

Despite an increase in their disposable income, US consumers aren’t spending. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 1 UNLOCK?

It’s time to close this company tax loophole

The tax white paper urges a review of dividend imputation, which has now strayed from its original goals, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 19 UNLOCK?

Treasury’s panacea: surrender to tax dodgers

On multinational tax avoidance, the government white paper is a white flag, proposing a surrender to large corporations.

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Business bites: govt lags … Twiggy cops slag … oil price flags …

The Reserve Bank says Abbott must start investing in new schooling infrastructure. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 8 UNLOCK?

Fraser’s final political legacy looked forward and back

At his death, Malcolm Fraser was preparing for another act in his political life, with a party intended to address the deep disenchantment of many Australians toward politics.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 20 UNLOCK?

What Joe should tell his colleagues about his budget

Joe Hockey’s budget message has been complicated not just by confusion within the government but by the government’s readiness to look after its mates.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 1 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters sour on the economy and Hockey

Voters are gloomy about the state of the economy, but they want a stronger Renewable Energy Target, not a watered down one, this week’s Essential Report shows.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 16 UNLOCK?

Confused? So is the government, and the rest of us

The confusion about the government’s fiscal policy isn’t new — it reflects its constant shifting on the budget over several years.

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Business bites: RBA’s concern … Orica makes a turn … Japanese need cash to burn …

RBA ill at ease on commercial property. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: euro down … China’s reason to frown … banks go to ground …

The euro is edging closer to parity with the US dollar. And other business tidbits of the day.

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ECONOMY | 1

Lukewarm jobs market just ticking over

More confirmation that the economy is drifting along in today’s jobless numbers — while the mining industry continues to whine, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 21

Dr Malcolm’s budget diagnosis deeply flawed

Malcolm Turnbull’s critique of the government’s flaws is self-serving and plainly wrong.

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Business bites: US dollar surge … rates and bonds diverge … GM’s dividend splurge …

The US dollar is on the rise. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Mixed news from housing compounds economic sluggishness

The most important domestic engine of economic growth isn’t performing with the vigour the Reserve Bank would like, new data shows. Glenn Dyer and Bearnard Keane report.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 31

Rotten politics and worse policy in car multinationals’ going-away present

A final handout to car multinationals illustrates how the Abbott government’s policy and political judgement is entirely gone.

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ECONOMY | 14

The expensive illusion of housing affordability policy

Our tax system and culture have deliberately conspired to drive up housing prices, with no thought to the consequences, writes businessman and Private Media director John Addis.

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ECONOMY | 4

Joe Hockey, fiscal rhetoric and the challenge of growth

While Joe Hockey appears to have realised he can’t go on talking down the economy forever, the Reserve Bank was publicly warning it needs help to get economic growth back to trend, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Business bites: eurozone hopes … housing price tropes … Melco on the ropes …

The eurozone economy could soon outperform Australia’s. And other business tidbits of the day.

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ECONOMY | 21

Hockey’s IGR meaningless forecasts based on magical thinking

The intergenerational report is only as good as its assumptions — and they’re not particularly useful, writes executive director of The Australia Institute Richard Denniss.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 14

Hockey reveals a gallery of budget grotesques

The government’s intergeneration report claims Australia is heading for big economic trouble. But good news! Disaster can be averted if those pesky crossbenchers pass every piece of Coalition legislation.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 2

Slow-lane economy needs all the help it can get

The Australian economy continued its poor performance in the December quarter, but it’s what lies ahead that is driving the Reserve Bank to cut rates.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 10

Hockey’s intergenerational partisanship risks sensible debate

By turning the Intergenerational report into an attack on Labor, Joe Hockey will wreck the value of a report designed to facilitate sensible long-term debate, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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ECONOMY | 14

A simple solution to halve the national debt (who likes birthday presents anyway?)

The sky is falling! Australia’s debt-to-GDP ratio could cross the 100% threshold! Heavens to Betsy! But don’t worry, economist Tom Westland has an elegant plan to save the Australian economy.

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