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Has the tax discussion taken us further away from reform?

With most sensible options ruled out, we’ve gone backwards on tax reform, not forwards.

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Business bites: car-policy slash drives rise … Fortescue not so wise … Flash Cash Guy

Axing of salary-sacrifice tax policy leads to earnings rise, Fortescue reveals its desperation, plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Labor leaves Coalition isolated on super tax handouts

The government looks flat-flooted as sentiment turns against generous superannuation tax concessions to the wealthy.

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Stevens finally opens up on the fiscal front

Glenn Stevens has made clear he wants more help from the budget in improving Australia’s tepid economic growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Tips and rumours

Pollies co-opt Anzac Day … Treasury fails at social media … it’s official: RIP Democrats …

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Isentia Index: GST carve up in the air as Hockey calls for change

State politics have taken a national bent, with WA fighting to keep its GST revenue.

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‘Mild contraction’ to give birth to a big taxing and spending budget

Joe Hockey anticipates a “mildly contractionary” budget, in the face of falling revenues. What does he mean?

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Look to Scandinavia, not America, when it comes to tax

Crikey readers have their say on tax reform and other issues of the day.

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What’s strategic and what’s not for foreign investment?

With the ruling out of a Glencore bid for Rio Tinto by the Treasurer, we have a clearer idea of what’s protected in Australia. But not clear enough, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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The messy politics of multinational tax dodging

The Coalition is being outflanked by Labor on multinational tax avoidance, and the political costs to the government could be high.

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What the energy white paper should’ve said

Crikey readers discuss the energy white paper and other issues of the day.

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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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If only NSW Labor had more ‘drubbings’ like the weekend’s

Crikey readers discuss the outcome of the NSW election and the tax white paper.

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Isentia Index: detention centre review and budget speculation dominate political news

Political discussion returned to business as usual, despite the release of the damning Moss Review into the Nauru detention centre.

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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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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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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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Essential: what intergenerational report?

Nearly half of voters haven’t even heard of the intergenerational report and another quarter haven’t heard much, according to today’s Essential Report poll.

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Rundle: one cheer for Clive, unlikely saviour of the Left

It was Clive Palmer who stopped the government passing its disastrous budget, so stop dancing on his political grave.

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The proud history of Abbott government backflips

The Abbott government has decided it’s going to give a handout to the car industry after all. Crikey takes a look back at some previous broken promises from a government with a very flexible spine.

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Isentia Index: Policy debate returns from a long nap

Political debate has turned back to policy, as calls for a spill die out.

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Tips and rumours

Who’s a “friend of Joe”? … leaves are falling in Canberra … happy birthday to Rupert! …

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Hockey in the ‘dock’: Treasurer can’t recall much

Joe Hockey has taken the stand in his defamation proceedings against Fairfax.

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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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Developers to blame for housing affordability

Crikey readers have their say on housing affordability and female newspaper editors.

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