Topic archives: tax

Crikey Worm: a ‘class war’ waged on tax

June 20, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Labor and the Coalition are jostling for support with tax cuts. Plus, a new poll finds a sharp spike in anti-immigration sentiments. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Tim Wilson’s selective memory on tax cuts for big banks

May 8, 2018 3

A quick fact check on last night's Q&A.

Fantasy budget: beefing up progressive tax is what the people want

and May 2, 2018 5

With the 2018 budget less than a week away from dropping, Per Capita has once again put together its wish-list -- a grab-bag of tax, education, and services funding reform.

Scott Morrison needs to study up on his tax talk

February 19, 2018 4

The Treasurer's claims on Insiders this week didn't quite stack up.

American CEOs show that the Business Council is lying about tax cuts

November 20, 2017 9

Business says company tax cuts will lead to more investment and jobs. American CEOs are most honest -- they'll use it to boost their own pay. And history shows they're right.

Crikey Worm: Labor to tackle tax, did Australia promise to resettle refugees?

Crikey Worm: Labor to tackle tax, did Australia promise to resettle refugees?

July 25, 2017

The UN isn't happy that the government has backtracked on promises to settle refugees, and ScoMo targets Labor's trust overhaul proposal. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Banks hit back at government, and what next for Manus Island detainees?

May 16, 2017

Small businesses are at risk from ransomware, NAB chairman Ken Henry is furious about the bank tax and Manus Island detainees told their time in the camp is coming to an end.  It's the news you need to know, by Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers.

Per Capita’s fantasy budget: scrap the sub building, bring back Gonski 1.0

May 8, 2017 6

What should tomorrow's federal budget include? Emma Dawson, executive director at Per Capita and Stephen Koukoulas, Per Capita research fellow, have a crack at it.

Crikey Worm: Gas fallout, infrastructure push, Homeland Security coming

Crikey Worm: Gas fallout, infrastructure push, Homeland Security coming

April 28, 2017

Gas companies raise concerns about PM's price claims, Rail and airport funding planned with "good debt" and Department of State coming, write Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Coal lies exposed, Adani’s house of cards teeters

April 18, 2017 17

From the backbench to foreign policy and economics, the budget and now Alan Jones, Adani is causing Turnbull all sorts of problems, writes Australia Institute executive director Ben Oquist.

Liberal senators push for Minerals Council wishlist, doubtless completely coincidentally

February 16, 2017 9

Coalition concerns over political activity by environmental groups mirrors the concerns of the coal lobby.

The Kiwi experience proves cutting company taxes screws everyone but those companies

The Kiwi experience proves cutting company taxes screws everyone but those companies

January 24, 2017 5

Though Treasury and the Treasurer seem to have missed the point entirely, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

Why Australia’s economy is failing

January 9, 2017 24

Why is Australia's economy in such a bad way? Could be because the richest companies are not paying their fair share of tax, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

Australian tech darling Atlassian boasts of paying tax, pays zero tax

December 9, 2016 6

Atlassian is so innovative it did not pay corporate tax in Australia in 2014-15.

Dank memes and cash for contractors: the Dale-Leyonhjelm saga explained

May 31, 2016 1

Dank memes seem to have played a significant role in Helen Dale's departure.

Turnbull’s top 10 debate porkies

May 30, 2016 20

No, Labor is not the high-tax party. No, cutting company tax does not have flow-through effects to workers. And then there's the little matter of Turnbull's preselection attempt in 1981. Econometrics reporter Alan Austin fact-checks the Prime Minister.

Duncan Storrar is right, ScoMo is wrong — money does mean more to the poor

May 13, 2016 7

A little goes a long way when household income is low. The same boost requires a lot more money once you’re richer.

You know who wanted the rich to pay tax? Hitler!

April 6, 2016 12

Publication of the Panama Papers has brought the defenders of tax avoidance to some you-beaut Godwinning.

The Joe Hockey manoeuvre that Morrison will try May 3

April 5, 2016 9

There is one budget measure that doesn't cost the government much, doesn't give much to small business or the taxpayer, and guarantees a media love-in.

Is states raising income tax progressive or conservative? Yes.

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.