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Michael Keating. The Turnbull Proposal for State Income Taxes

Prime Minister Turnbull says his proposal for the States to levy their own income tax ‘is the most fundamental reform to the Federation in generations’. Well maybe. It certainly would be a significant change, but reform? Furthermore, even if this … Continue reading

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Allan Patience. Can We Continue to Afford Australia’s Federal System?

Australians are facing a gruelling 2016. A growing revenue crisis is placing severe constraints on the budget, meaning the government will probably be contemplating cuts in services and other “soft target” areas like pensions, child care subsidies and related welfare … Continue reading

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Michael Keating. Part 5. Federalism

The Government’s Commission of Audit, which preceded this Budget, recommended that policy and service delivery should as far as practicable be the responsibility of the level of government closest to the people receiving those services, and that each level of … Continue reading

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