Most voters in former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s electorate want him to retire at the next election, according to new polling conducted by ReachTEL for The Australia Institute as part of research about tax and climate change issues.
The economic assessment of the Rix’s Creek Extension Project, written by consultants KPMG, heavily overstates the benefits of the project while largely ignoring potential costs.
Key flaws are:
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The mining boom tax cuts have left the Australian budget unable to collect the revenue needed to fund the services that Australians expect from their government.
The Treasurer's insistence that there is no revenue problem, combined with the received political wisdom that the family home is off-limits in the tax debate, makes finding solutions difficult.
In the lead-up to the 2013 election both the Coalition and the ALP pledged to make no changes to the superannuation system in the coming term of government. Stability, we were told, was what the system needed. Less than three years later both major parties are promising to change the superannuation system. Reform, we are told, is what the system needs.
New research by The Australia Institute examines proposals to cut company tax rates.
A report from The Australia’s Institute’s senior research fellow David Richardson analyses the effect of cutting the company tax rate from 30% to 25% and finds that: