Proposals to share the income tax base across the federation have merit, however there are design issues that have to be analysed carefully, write Neil Warren and Richard Eccleston.
Making ride-sharing drivers register for GST is simply ensuring that "shared economy" services are treated no differently, writes Katherin Bain.
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.
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.
The most regressive outcome would be to leave the Australian tax system just as it is, writes Richard Holden.
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.
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.
States should generate more revenue from the GST in order to support reforms in education and the NDIS, writes George Williams.