Australia’s taxation system is under attack from widespread tax minimisation, excessive deductions, poorly designed property taxes and gender bias. But help is at hand.
With slow wages growth it will be hard for households to “de-lever” themselves, writes Richard Holden.
Why does the Chair of the United States Federal Reserve say another financial crisis is unlikely in our lifetimes, asks Richard Holden.
The Treasurer's federal bank tax has fired the starting gun on a race-to-the-bottom of the worst kind among the states, writes Richard Holden.
For a whole lot of workers in Australia, cutting a better pay deal is very hard, writes Richard Holden.
If former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers is right, then the unmistakable implication is that the RBA should probably cut rates – perhaps twice – later this year, writes Richard Holden.
Australia’s economic growth is unsurprisingly paltry, the RBA leaves the cash rate on hold, and Australians continue to eat away at their savings, writes Richard Holden.
UNSW researchers have been awarded $2.7 million in the latest round of federal government funding for industry-linked research projects, outperforming other universities in the State.
When Q&A host Tony Jones asked if wealthy people should pay more tax, the AiGroup’s Innes Willox said that Australia already has one of the highest progressive tax rates in the developed world. Is that true?
Investor loans continue to rise, unemployment ticks down, wages growth remains distressingly low and consumers are unconvinced the budget will improve their financial situation, writes Richard Holden.