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MICHAEL KEATING. Taxation Reform

  Taxation reform is a continuing and topical issue. With a new government and the need for budget repair I am reposting below an earlier article in the policy series by Michael Keating.  John Menadue Oliver Wendell Holmes, the great … Continue reading

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Michael Keating. Taxation Reform

Fairness, Opportunity and Security Policy series edited by Michael Keating and John Menadue.  Oliver Wendell Holmes, the great American jurist, is reputed to have said, ‘I like to pay taxes. In this way I buy civilisation.’ However, in contrast to … Continue reading

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Greg Smith. Australian Tax Reform 2015

Why are we discussing tax reform again, and what really are the priority issues? The Federal Government has released a wide-ranging discussion paper on the Australian tax system, yet Australia has been reforming its tax system for the past 35 years. The … Continue reading

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Michael Keating. Part 4. Long-term Fiscal and Social Sustainability and Taxation

Fundamentally there is a problem with the rhetoric from the government and its cohorts such as the Commission of Audit. They insist on describing taxation as a ‘burden’ that should be lightened at every opportunity; thus implying that taxation is … Continue reading

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