Topic archives: company tax cuts

$500 million tax cut compromise will alter the pre-election playing field

May 29, 2018 8

The government insists it won't turn on company tax cuts, but a $500 million compromise will be very attractive politically.

Better not call Saul if you want to hype small business

May 28, 2018 11

Is small business the engine room of the economy? Not when it comes to jobs growth, prominent economist Saul Eslake argues.

Company tax cut lessons from … Australia

and May 25, 2018 1

The handing of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax cuts to TV networks hasn't quite produced the kinds of results claimed for company tax cuts.

As government ramps up Howard-style attack on the ABC, where’s Milne?

May 24, 2018 15

The Turnbull government is reenacting the Howard government's assault on the ABC during the Iraq war. Except this time there's no Donald McDonald to lead the defence of the broadcaster.

Longman claims its first victim as Hanson backflips again on tax

May 22, 2018 17

Labor's campaign to savage One Nation for supporting Turnbull's company tax cuts has bore fruit with the Longman by-election (sort of) looming.

Crikey Worm: Google and Facebook levy to get government tax cuts over the line

May 21, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The government's tax plan looks like it might get up with the help of a tax on Google and Facebook. Plus: Anthony Albanese asks why Australia hasn't supported an inquiry to the massacre in Gaza. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

A million jobs created despite so-called ‘punitive’ company tax

and May 18, 2018 23

The government is justifiably proud of its employment achievements -- but it's been done without a company tax cut, and it hasn't helped wages.

US wage growth falls as the Trump buyback bonanza continues

May 14, 2018 6

As wages growth sputters in the US amidst the biggest share buyback boom in history, the Financial Review finally acknowledges reality on company tax cuts.

Thanks, Donald: Apple hands out a $100 billion taxpayer-funded windfall

and May 2, 2018 11

Apple has used the Republicans' company tax cuts in the US to announce a $100 billion share buyback and a massive increase in its dividend - demonstrating yet again that the tax cut is flowing only to shareholders.

Marco Rubio slams company tax cuts: ‘no evidence whatsoever’

May 1, 2018 5

Marco Rubio is only the latest Republican to slam company tax cuts that have failed to deliver extra investment or higher wages for the United States.

BCA chief Jennifer Westacott should have been able to answer this question

April 27, 2018 16

It's probably not a bad idea that the Business Council turned to Cambridge Analytica given how inept it has been in selling company tax cuts.

The AFR’s obsession with Emma Alberici reaches fever pitch

April 18, 2018 13

How long will Financial Review readers have to put up with a senior journalist's obsessive writing about the ABC's Emma Alberici?

Trump tax cut claims collapsing as even Republicans turn against them

April 16, 2018 14

As the US company tax cuts bypass workers, even some Republicans are horrified at the fiscal damage they have done.

Have other countries created jobs by cutting company tax?

April 4, 2018 6

Turnbull claims handing billions of dollars back to shareholders of the largest foreign corporations will encourage them to invest and generate more jobs. Is there any evidence this works?

The AFR’s passionate defence of company tax cuts doesn’t quite add up

March 29, 2018 4

Chris Murphy's all-guns-blazing defence of company tax cuts leaves out a few important factors -- elementary economics, for example.

Troubled Business Council thinks yet another ad campaign will do the trick

March 28, 2018 9

A leaky Business Council is convinced just one more ad campaign and a charity barbecue will fix everything.

Government’s tax handout setback can be an opportunity for Turnbull

March 28, 2018 10

Instead of being a stumble on the road to company tax cuts, this week's Senate defeat is a chance for the government to refocus on ordinary Australians rather than multinationals.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull’s $65b company tax cut plan falters

March 28, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Negotiations deteriorate for Malcolm Turnbull's $65 billion tax cut legislation. Plus, Peter Dutton subjected to a tongue-lashing from the UNHCR. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Company tax robbery is everything that is wrong with our governance

March 26, 2018 32

The development and possible passage of the company tax cut package reflects a policymaking process debauched by decades of neoliberalism.

Our ‘draconian’ company tax rate produces yet more record jobs growth

and March 23, 2018 8

Either Australia's jobs market is booming, or we desperately need a company tax cut. Both those things can't be true at the same time, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.