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Friday, 28 August 2015

Why Hockey's call for tax cuts to fuel growth is a flawed argument

Treasurer Joe Hockey's recent statement that the common cause of tax reform is to improve the growth trajectory of the Australian economy highlights some fundamental questions about how we think our economy should behave. by Graham White

Small business issues ignored at National Reform Summit

Business leaders and industry representatives were in general agreement that the corporate tax rate should be lowered. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

COSBOA calls for microeconomic reform as leaders converge on national summit

The nation’s peak small business association has called for greater emphasis to be placed on microeconomic reform. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Contagion, currencies and confusion: what's really going on in Asian markets?

This week’s global sell down in stocks has been pegged to fears about the slowdown in China, but looks more like the effects of contagion. by Mardi Dungey

ASX meltdown: Should you panic?

The Australian share market recorded its sharpest fall since the global financial crisis yesterday but economists say you should keep calm and carry on. by Cara Waters

Friday, 21 August 2015

GST-free threshold on overseas purchases to be scrapped

All goods purchased online from overseas retailers will be subject to the goods and services tax within two years, after federal and state treasurers today agreed to scrap the low-value GST-free threshold. by Eloise Keating and Broede Carmody

Big W managing director resigns after complaint; Cairns tour company’s assets frozen: Midday Roundup

Big W managing director Alistair McGeorge has resigned, citing health reasons related to an undisclosed workplace complaint. by Renee Thompson and Broede Carmody

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Joe Hockey rewrites G20 growth plan but small business measures remain

Treasurer Joe Hockey has revealed his office is “doing the numbers” to revise the federal government’s G20 growth plan, as many of the policy measures included in the original plan have either been dropped or remain stalled in parliament. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Strange economics from vested interests and ideologues

Some big businesses and governments believe if we extend shopping hours and create public holidays the economy will grow and unemployment will almost disappear. How does that work? by Peter Strong
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