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Great work BDO, which had the best Budget summary (and a highly entertaining breakfast)

Leading accounting firm BDO consistently produces the best federal Budget summary, and this year’s did not let them down. The sub-title of the 2017 Federal Budget summary is: A quick sprint to the finish line for housing affordability, but still … Continue reading

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Could we cope with two Federal Budgets in one year?

Michael Roche, QRC CEO, and I at Jade Buddha for the Resources Roundup At the QRC Resources Roundup at Jade Buddha, Brisbane CBD on Wednesday afternoon, after I provided my thoughts on the 2016-17 Budget, I was asked whether there … Continue reading

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“Why economics matters” is the theme of ESA Qld Presidency of Prof. Flavio Menezes

With an upcoming federal election that will feature a contest over tax policy, including negative gearing and whatever proposals the Government announces, Australians should brace themselves for an onslaught of economic arguments. The Government will argue the Opposition’s policy will … Continue reading

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Australian Perspective: 2016 and beyond – keynote presentation to CPA Congress, Brisbane

I was delighted to give the opening keynote presentation at the Brisbane CPA Congress at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre this morning. My presentation slides (which I’ve slightly modified with additional headings and source information) are available to download: … Continue reading

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ACE 2015 tax policy panel discussion involving Treasury suggests little chance of major tax reform

The official Treasury water bottle. A pleasant surprise in the ACE 2015 conference bag. Thanks to Graeme Davis from Treasury, Alex Robson from Griffith, Miranda Stewart from ANU and Paul Abbey from PwC for some informative and stimulating presentations at … Continue reading

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Everybody’s talking about tax

With the Commonwealth Government currently undertaking a major tax review, it is timely that there are two events on tax reform being held in Brisbane next month, both supported by the Economic Society of Australia (QLD), of which I’m the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Young Economists Coffee Connections to discuss negative gearing & capital gains tax treatment

I await with interest the Hansard transcript of Treasury Secretary John Fraser’s testimony before Senate Estimates in Canberra yesterday, because in his reported comments he appears to be saying that any housing price bubble that may exist in Australia isn’t … Continue reading

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