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The Tax Forum: so much for “health in all policies”

How different might the Tax Forum have been if a “health in all policies” framework had been one of its driving forces? asks Melissa Sweet.

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Tax forum gave us naked policy debate and no horseshit

If you want to improve the debate in Australia, if you want real public debate in this country rather than the dismal sloganeering of the unhinged — this tax forum is a marvelous template.

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Cox: fairness agenda takes a back seat at tax forum

This was the tax forum where the fairness agenda was lost, at least from the government side.

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States sing the same old tune at tax forum

This week’s tax summit — sorry, forum — comes with low expectations, and so far seems to be meeting them.

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Tax forum demonstrates Labor has already failed

Even for tax policy fanatics it’s hard to get excited about the two-day tax forum. Given Labor’s failure to adopt the Henry tax review, the prospect of meaningful change is slim, says Adam Creighton.

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Scotch Finger, anyone?

Cold hard tax reform would be sweet, but in this environment, with a government cowed by a feral opposition and interest groups that publicly howl down any kind of move maybe tea ‘n bikkies is the best we can hope for …

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Kohler: a smudge on Henry’s tax blueprint

It’s hard to imagine anything at all coming from tomorrow’s tax forum when we have a deeply unpopular minority government committed to a $47.7 billion budget turnaround within two years.

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Cox: social and gender equity way down on the tax forum agenda

It appears social and gender equity will be well down the tax forum agenda.

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Kohler: don’t expect anything from the tax forum

A minority government dedicated to producing surplus, with no political capital to raise taxes, means there is little chance of anything valuable coming out of this week’s tax forum, writes Alan Kohler.

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Never mind the congestion, feel the stupid from the Telegraph

The mention of congestion charging in the Tax Forum discussion paper has brought out the stupid at News Ltd.

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Participation and mobility dominate Tax Forum paper

Wayne Swan has released the government discussion paper for its Tax Forum in October.

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