Dale Boccabella

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There isn't much room for Barnaby Joyce to sidestep tax on payment for a TV interview, say UNSW Business School experts.

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A decision to postpone the introduction of a 32% tax on working holidaymakers has been welcomed by UNSW tax expert Dale Boccabella, who says it risked denting our international reputation.

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Fresh fruit and vegetables are currently exempt from GST for equity reasons, but it’s time for a rethink, write Dale Boccabella and Kathrin Bain.

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The Commonwealth can act alone to change the rate or scope of the GST, but it would be a brave government that did so in face of the inevitable community backlash, writes Dale Boccabella.

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Academics from UNSW’s Australian School of Business will give their independent analysis of the 2014 Federal Budget in a live roundtable discussion on Wednesday morning.

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Abolishing the sacred cow of negative gearing is considered by governments of all persuasions to be electorally unpalatable. But that doesn't mean changes aren't afoot, writes Dale Boccabella.

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If the Commission of Audit wants to paint the true picture it needs to subject tax deductions, rebates and exemptions to the same standard of scrutiny applied to other expenditures, writes Dale Boccabella. 

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The push to reduce the GST threshold on imported goods is likely to be the federal government’s first real test on “public” tax reform. Let's hope a consumer backlash won't divert it from sound decision making, writes Dale Boccabella.

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The Government's announcement that it's changing the rules on fringe benefits tax and cars is another example of just how difficult meaningful and principled tax reform is in Australia, writes Dale Boccabella.

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Tax reform being called for by the Business Council of Australia can only happen if politics and vested interests are put aside, writes Dale Boccabella.