We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Global inequality has reached a point that requires drastic action. As the saying goes: pay taxation, buy civilisation.
Dozens of Business Council members paid no tax at all in 2018, despite generating tens of billions of dollars in income.
Chris Murphy's all-guns-blazing defence of company tax cuts leaves out a few important factors -- elementary economics, for example.
When company tax cut spruikers insist the low rate of tax actually paid by companies is because they don't make profits, some scepticism is warranted.
Corporations are getting away with ever more tax evasion while assistance to the needy, children and those on welfare continues to fall. Hats off to Scott Morrison and Joe Hockey.
Clearly the rich are getting richer while workers and welfare beneficiaries are falling behind.
In an open letter to the Treasurer, economics reporter Alan Austin shows how Scott Morrison can announce a surplus in today’s federal budget and start paying back the bad debt he has been stacking on.
Typical business logic says the firms that pay little or no company tax would also be paying their CEOs poorly, because their financial performance had been so poor. But is that what's happening? Professor of employment relations at Griffith University David Peetz crunches the numbers.