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Placing GST On Online Purchases Is A Tax Increase Which Will Place Australian Consumers At Risk

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

"The government's plan to impose GST on goods purchased from foreign online retailers is a tax increase and should be rejected by the parliament", said Dr Chris Berg. Dr Berg and Professor Sinclair Davidson, RMIT economists and senior fellows at...

Stop This Greed

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

This paper is a critique of the political claims which have accompanied the debate about multinational tax avoidance, both at the OECD and within Australia. The movement within Australia provides an example of domestic policymakers adapting...

What politicians need to know about negative gearing

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Sinclair Davidson

Low and middle income earners benefit most from negative gearing. To abolish negative gearing would make investment more difficult for low and middle income earners. 80 per cent of Australians who utilise negative gearing have an income of under...

80 per cent of Australians who negatively gear have incomes below 150000 dollars

MEDIA RELEASE | Sinclair Davidson

  Contrary to recent assertions, the true median income of Australians utilising negative gearing is just $88,751, according to new research by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.   The report, What politicians...

Submission to Treasury consultation into exposure draft of Tax Laws Amendment

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

The Tax Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity Multinational Anti-avoidance Law) Bill 2015 exposure draft represents an important and concerning watershed in the practice of Australian corporate tax governance. The draft bill would base the...

'Google tax' will damage Australia's investment reputation

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

"The government's proposed ‘Google tax' is nothing more than a tax grab and will damage Australia's investment reputation," says Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs. Treasurer Joe Hockey announced yesterday that...

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Corporate Tax Avoidance

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

The terms of reference for this inquiry are broad. This submission can only tackle a small proportion of the issues raised by the terms of reference and are likely to be raised by the committee's deliberations. First, we outline the relative...

Paying your way

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Sinclair Davidson

In the May 2014 budget, the Abbott government proposed a ‘radical' reform package of the Australian university system. If it were implemented, domestic students would have to pay a greater share of the costs of their own education. Judging...

Does Australia have a Productivity Growth Problem?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Sinclair Davidson and Ashton de Silva

Ever since Paul Krugman stated that productivity was ‘almost everything', policy makers have been obsessed with improving it. This focus has led to a great deal of policy confusion. Productivity is important, but it is not an active policy...

Submission to the Senate inquiry into Competition within the Australian Banking Sector

SUBMISSION | Sinclair Davidson

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