Australian Financial Review Tag

12 Mar Half a tax cut just doesn’t add up

James Paterson -- Australian Financial Review -- 12 March, 2018   Australia risks leaving in place an inefficient and distorting two-tiered company tax system, if the government's company tax plan – to reduce company tax from 30 per cent to 25 per cent by 2025 – isn't passed. At...

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22 Jan 2018 is the year of personal income tax cuts

James Paterson -- Australian Financial Review -- 22 January 2018   There's never a bad time to cut personal income taxes, but the case for tax cuts in 2018 couldn't be stronger. The Prime Minister put them firmly on the agenda in a speech to the Business Council of Australia...

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28 Nov Conservatives target parental rights in SSM bill

Andrew Tillett -- Australian Financial Review -- 28 November, 2017   Government conservatives have backed down on allowing commercial service providers such as bakers and florists to refuse to serve gay weddings, paring back their demands to a core of protections for faith-based charities, new shield laws...

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15 Nov A SSM win is not winner-takes-all

James Paterson -- Australian Financial Review -- 15 November, 2017   Today at 10am, I will be glued to the TV, eagerly awaiting the outcome of the same-sex marriage postal survey. I voted "Yes", and have argued for many years that gay couples should have the freedom to...

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16 Oct Forget CET, scrap subsidies first

James Paterson -- Australian Financial Review -- 16 October 2016   The fact that the cost of renewable energy is falling is a good thing. But it raises big questions about the future of energy policy. Globally, the cost of wind-powered generation has halved in the past seven...

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