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Friday 11 May 2018

Tax cuts good politics, but not good policy

Joe Zabar, Director of Economic Policy for Catholic Social Services Australia, makes the point that the tax cuts announced in the Federal Budget might be good politics, but they are definitely not good policy. Published Eureka Street 11 May 2018

Tuesday 27 March 2018

The elephant in the room – superannuation income

Rather than arguing over whether the tax credit cash out loophole should remain part of tax code, it maybe more prudent for the government and opposition to be looking at the elephant in the room - the treatment of superannuation income. If superannuation income was treated like any other income, these sorts of loopholes in our tax code would not be anywhere near as attractive.