June 19, 2018 148
What truths cannot be uttered on the left? Just as there are things that can never be admitted on the right, so too are there unmentionable things on the other side.
June 1, 2018 27
Consumers are the losers when powerful interests convince governments to protect them from competition. Look no further than Amazon's geoblocking of Australia.
February 22, 2018 1
The government of Singapore has revealed a new plan to boost GST and implement a carbon tax to offset predicted budget strain — foresight the Turnbull government could use.
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 ...
October 9, 2017 1
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.
October 2, 2017 12
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.
September 4, 2017 11
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.
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.
June 26, 2017 4
Rough times for Gina ... the Coalitions totally rad new website ... penalty rates have no apparent effect on employment levels ...
June 19, 2017
AFLW backed by pollies ... GST fumble ... Solicitor-General fronts court ...
June 16, 2017 4
Just how Treasury worked out it will get $300 million in GST from overseas sales remains a mystery.
April 19, 2017 12
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.
February 16, 2017 6
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.
January 17, 2017 14
Former prime minister Tony Abbott is full of advice for his successor on policy, most of which he failed to do when he was PM.
September 15, 2016 1
The government is not keeping track of whether agencies are blocking websites all willy-nilly.
August 29, 2016 10
Australia's premier business lobby group is an extremist body which promotes policies strongly rejected by voters.
August 16, 2016 17
Western Australia's fiscal profligacy should not be rewarded with changes to the GST distribution model -- but Malcolm Turnbull is not in a strong position to resist his colleagues from Perth.
July 19, 2016 1
The Indigenous Affairs minister replies to Crikey's reportage.
April 1, 2016 7
Malcolm Turnbull's plan to give the states power to raise income taxes is not necessarily progressive -- but it's not necessarily conservative, either.
February 18, 2016 12
Scott Morrison spoke at length at the National Press Club yesterday, and said nothing except to distance himself from the GST and the Abbott government.