Topic archives: company tax cuts

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

and March 23, 2018 6

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.

Trump tax cut propels share buybacks to new all-time record

March 23, 2018 1

Even critics of Trump's company tax cuts didn't predict just how much of them would flow into boosting share prices and looking after shareholders.

Crikey Worm: Labor targets wealthy investors

March 13, 2018 4

Good morning, early birds. Labor plans to end cash refunds for wealthy investors. Plus, the Prime Minister ramps up the government's tax cut rhetoric. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Defining away the gaping flaw in the company tax cut case

March 12, 2018 6

With Trump tax cut-funded share buybacks now worth over $200 billion in the US, company tax cut advocates have resorted to pretending share buybacks are just wonderful, thank you.

Reserve Bank head spoils the tax cut narrative at neoliberal frolic

and March 7, 2018 19

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has spoilt the corporate tax cut argument by pointing to surging investment and ignoring the whole issue of tax.

Ken Henry is wrong. It’s not about corporations being nicer.

March 5, 2018 15

Relying on business to be nice to the community won't solve the problems of neoliberalism: the power imbalance that has favoured business over consumers and workers needs to be fixed.

The mining industry is swimming in money — and it’s all going back to investors

and February 28, 2018 2

We're told that all that stands between the world's largest businesses and a massive, job-creating investment splurge is a large pile of post-tax profit. Oh... hang on...

Where’s the profit surge from Australian companies going?

and February 26, 2018 8

Australian companies are enjoying a bumper reporting season. So where is all the money going? Into investment and wage rises? Yeah, not so much.

Crikey Worm: Michael McCormack set to replace Joyce

February 26, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Michael McCormack has emerged from the weekend as the only contender in the race to replace Barnaby Joyce as Nationals leader. Plus, Pauline Hanson has indicated One Nation senators will oppose the government's proposed corporate tax cut. It's the news you need to know with Max Chalmers.

Trump’s company tax cut unleashes US buyback frenzy

February 23, 2018

As the evidence mounts that company tax cuts will flow almost exclusively to investors, some media outlets want to shoot the messenger.