Category Archives: Taxation

Drum Piece–Budget: Not all declines are declines

My Drum piece this week looked at the announcement of a $12b fall in expected revenue and the claims and counter claims about what this means about revenue and the budget. As a general rule I hate it when people … Continue reading

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Drum Piece: Progressive tax and Flat Tax redux

My Drum piece this week was looking at suggestions the progressive income taxation is a bad thing, and that Australia has an overly progressive tax regime. Among the graphs I used was the average tax wedge form the OECD data. … Continue reading

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The Flat Tax War Begins

If there has been one aspect of the debate over superannuation taxes that has become clearer to me as it has gone on is that it is really just the first salvo in the war by vested interest groups, and … Continue reading

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