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Tax Cuts? What Tax Cuts?
22 June 2018

Tax Cuts? What Tax Cuts?

The government has pulled a switfy. They’ve got everyone thinking they are going to cut taxes. They aren’t. Taxes are going up under the government’s income tax plan which passed the Senate yesterday The government’s own budget figures show that revenue from personal income tax will rise six per cent in 2018-19, five per cent in 2019-20, and seven per
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It’s Not Just Tax And Spend But Tax And Lie
24 May 2018

It’s Not Just Tax And Spend But Tax And Lie

If Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull were corporate CEOs, they’d be done for misleading and deceptive conduct. They claim that the 2018-19 Budget will cut taxes. To most people, this would mean the amount of tax they pay next year will be less than what they pay this year. Yet, the government’s own Budget figures show that taxes are rising
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Tax ‘Cuts’ Are Rises To Pay For Spending
18 May 2018

Tax ‘Cuts’ Are Rises To Pay For Spending

The budget is littered with titbits mostly designed to garner political support. There’s the targeted, low and middle-income tax offsets which will provide relatively small tax cuts for those earning up to $125,000 per year. There’s the proposal to raise the top threshold of the 32.5 per cent tax bracket from $87,000 to $90,000, which will stave off bracket creep for
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Budget 2018: What Have You Achieved?
9 May 2018

Budget 2018: What Have You Achieved?

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s budget speech opened with the remark ‘What have you achieved?’ to which the chamber responded with howling laughter. This was the fifth budget of the Coalition government and may very well prove the last before the Australian people hand power to Bill Shorten and Labor. This provides an opportune time to answer – what have they achieved? More
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The IPA Reacts to the Federal Budget
8 May 2018

The IPA Reacts to the Federal Budget

The IPA’s Simon Breheny and Daniel Wild dissect the 2018 Federal Budget and talk about why they are so disappointed.    
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Scott Morrison Must Show He Has Real Courage
8 May 2018

Scott Morrison Must Show He Has Real Courage

When a politician promises to give you something in 10 years, you can bet it’ll never happen. Promised tax cuts in Tuesday night’s Budget won’t match expectations, and a Coalition government — which, after almost five years in office, should be renowned for getting government out of our lives — will have overseen further growth in government expenditure and debt. At
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