Taxation

Georgina Downer: We Must Cut Corporate Tax
1 February 2017

Georgina Downer: We Must Cut Corporate Tax

The IPA’s Georgina Downer explains why we need to cut corporate tax as other nations become more competitive than Australia. Appearing on ABC News Breakfast on 1 Feb 2017.
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Daniel Wild: Don’t Extend Capital Gains Tax
31 January 2017

Daniel Wild: Don’t Extend Capital Gains Tax

The IPA’s Daniel Wild discusses the Capital Gains Tax and why it shouldn’t be extended to family homes. Appearing on Channel 7 News across Australia.
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Stop This Greed
30 January 2017

Stop This Greed

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 arguments pushed by international bodies to fit local political agendas. Australia provides a useful example for two reasons. First, Australia’s leaders used its presidency
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More Of The Same Is Not Good Enough
21 December 2016

More Of The Same Is Not Good Enough

Despite four prime ministers and four treasurers since 2013, Australia’s budget situation has not improved. Only Chris Bowen has no case to answer as his time as treasurer was too short for any serious budget repair work to have been attempted. It was the then prime minister Kevin Rudd who initially unleashed the spending and Julia Gillard who added fuel.
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Sugar Tax Leaves A Bitter Taste
24 November 2016

Sugar Tax Leaves A Bitter Taste

The Grattan Institute’s report demanding a new sugar tax on soft drinks is a blatant insult to the Australian people. Grattan, founded by the Rudd government, prides itself on “evidence-based” policy. Its latest work, which follows Greens policy, smacks of anything but. Sugar taxes do not work. Research has found they fail to reduce obesity and have a regressive impact
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Submission To The Senate Economics Legislation Committee Inquiry Into The Australian Government Superannuation Imposition Bill
21 November 2016

Submission To The Senate Economics Legislation Committee Inquiry Into The Australian Government Superannuation Imposition Bill

The purpose of the retirement income system should be to enable Australians to maintain in retirement the living standards they achieve during their working lives. While our system largely achieves that goal for low and high-income earners, middle-income Australia is poorly served. High effective tax rates on superannuation are a critical factor contributing to a retirement savings deficit for middle-income
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Submission On Exposure Draft Of Superannuation Legislation
16 September 2016

Submission On Exposure Draft Of Superannuation Legislation

Superannuation lies at the heart of important national policy questions about taxes, spending, personal responsibility and the role of government. Almost a quarter of a century after the introduction of compulsory superannuation, four out of five Australians do not have enough savings to fully fund their retirement. Yet rather than identify new ways to encourage all Australians to put more
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Strangling The Goose With The Golden Egg
1 September 2016

Strangling The Goose With The Golden Egg

Why we need to cut superannuation taxes on Middle Australia. The purpose of the retirement income system should be to enable Australians to maintain in retirement the living standards they achieve during their working lives. While our system largely achieves that goal for low and high-income earners, middle-income Australia is poorly served. High effective tax rates on superannuation are a
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Malcolm Turnbull Is Set On Making Super Another ETS Moment For Himself
15 July 2016

Malcolm Turnbull Is Set On Making Super Another ETS Moment For Himself

In 2009 as the leader of the opposition Malcolm Turnbull supported the introduction of an emissions trading scheme. He maintained his support for an ETS in the face of overwhelming opposition from the grassroots members of his own party, and against the grave concerns of many of his parliamentary colleagues. It did not end well for Turnbull. Seven years later,
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Saying You Have A Plan Isn’t Enough To Win An Election
4 July 2016

Saying You Have A Plan Isn’t Enough To Win An Election

It is not enough to say you have a plan for a strong new economy. You actually have to have one. And it has to be simple enough to sell to the average voter. That means cutting taxes, not increasing them; cutting government spending, not increasing it. This is the clear message voters have sent to the Coalition following the
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