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It should be possible to not have to file a tax return, says UNSW Business School lecturer Kathrin Bain.

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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.

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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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Funding issues aside, there's a case to be made for investing in a new Sydney airport, a high-speed railway link, and intermodal freight terminals and related infrastructure, writes Frank Zumbo. 

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What kind of peace deal do you have if one of the major protagonists in the battle is absent, asks Frank Zumbo. 

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Here we go again. Petrol prices are skyrocketing and the usual defenders of the big oil companies and major retailers are out there saying there is nothing wrong, writes Frank Zumbo.

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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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Consumers should always be able to choose where they shop, rather than have that decision made for them by big businesses, argues Frank Zumbo.

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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.

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