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GST carve-up mess makes a diabolical political challenge even tougher

Bernard Keane October 10, 2017

The government is in terrible trouble in Queensland and Western Australia. So you'll never guess who would be one of the biggest losers from a reallocation of the GST to the west ...

Crikey Worm: Coalition slumps in regional Oz, and Frydenberg argues against a CET

Max Chalmers October 9, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. Yet more bad news for PM Malcolm Turnbull this morning as Newspoll indicates huge losses for his government's two-party preferred in regional Australia. And the Productivity Commission's report into the best way to distribute the GST is set to land. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Are Victoria and NSW really going to be forced to start fracking?

Bernard Keane October 2, 2017 12 Comments

Is the Commonwealth Grants Commission about to force states like NSW and Victoria to let rip with fracking? Not quite. But it's an intriguing idea.

WAxit might be laughable, but the implications for Turnbull are no joke

William Bowe September 4, 2017 11 Comments

The establishment of a party committee to consider ways to pursue "financial independence" is obviously not to be taken seriously. However, WA's GST complaints should be.

Crikey Worm: Pyne apologises, Greens suspend Rhiannon

Crikey Worm: Pyne apologises, Greens suspend Rhiannon

Josh Taylor June 29, 2017

Senior Turnbull government minister Christopher Pyne apologises for marriage equality comments, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon suspended from party room. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Tips and rumours

Crikey June 26, 2017 4 Comments

Rough times for Gina ... the Coalitions totally rad new website ... penalty rates have no apparent effect on employment levels ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey June 19, 2017

AFLW backed by pollies ... GST fumble ... Solicitor-General fronts court ...

Treasury reveals only half of overseas retailers will actually pay GST despite new laws

Josh Taylor June 16, 2017 4 Comments

Just how Treasury worked out it will get $300 million in GST from overseas sales remains a mystery.

Sinister threats on both sides over online GST proposal

Josh Taylor April 19, 2017 12 Comments

Ebay has threatened that it will cut off Australian consumers rather than be forced to collect GST. But the Australian Retailers Association is threatening MPs who dare vote against the proposal that it is paying close attention.

Government’s internet shopping tax a dud, doesn’t look like it did in the picture

Bernard Keane February 16, 2017 6 Comments

Retailers claimed it would save billions a year and thousands of jobs, but the government's punitive crackdown on online shopping at the behest of retailers will yield minimal revenue.