Australian Financial Review Tag

21 Aug Uni crisis talks as China espionage fears grow

Wednesday 21 August - The Australian Financial Review - Phillip Coorey Education department officials as well as national security and cybersecurity experts will meet university representatives on Wednesday to thrash out guidelines governing collaborative research, amid government concerns over growing Chinese encroachment. Senior sources said the government...

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01 Apr Save taxes by harnessing status quo bias

James Paterson -- Australian Financial Review -- 1 April 2018   Tomorrow Josh Frydenberg will hand down the first surplus budget since Peter Costello was treasurer. The road back to surplus has been too hard and too long. Putting in place default budget settings that are taxpayer-friendly...

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05 Mar Stop playing politics with industry super

James Eyers, Joanna Mather, and John Kehoe -- Australian Financial Review -- 5 March 2019   AustralianSuper chairman Heather Ridout has told the government to stop politicising how the $145 billion investor manages its holdings, saying trustees, whether from industry or unions, "leave their hats" at the...

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14 Jan Superannuation system must not punish the young

James Paterson -- The Australian Financial Review -- 14 January 2019   Young Australians are poorly served by a superannuation system that shamefully favours the interests of providers over consumers. That's why the Productivity Commission's call for reform is so compelling. Like many young people, I worked a...

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01 Oct Like rust, Red tape never sleeps

James Paterson -- Australian Financial Review -- 1 October 2018   The battle against red tape is never ending. It requires eternal vigilance and creative thinking from governments determined to keep it at bay. Australia's 27 years of continuous economic growth is one testament to the relative competitiveness...

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09 Jul The grand auto theft should stop

James Paterson -- The Australian Financial Review -- 9 July 2018   The next domino to fall in the Turnbull government's tax-reduction agenda should be to end outdated taxes on motor vehicles. Many Australians would be surprised to learn they are still paying over $1.1 billion in taxes each...

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