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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Crikey June 19, 2017
AFLW backed by pollies ... GST fumble ... Solicitor-General fronts court ...
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.
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.
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.