The issue of whether Clive Palmer can be defined as a 'shadow' director in Queensland Nickel is important because it goes to his personal liability for the debts arising from trading while insolvent, writes Anil Hargovan.
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.
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.
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.