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Protecting innovation in Australia: what is best for Australian companies?

The Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 (commonly known as the Targeting Access Bill) was passed in the Senate on Tuesday night. As the Bill must return to…

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Sydney tragedy overshadows bleak budget figures

On Monday at 12.30 the Treasurer was supposed to be releasing his statement on the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO). In the end it was delayed by 90 minutes as…

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Will Victoria election herald a payroll tax rebate?

It’s doubtful that payroll tax will be at the forefront of Victorian voters’ minds when they go to polls on Saturday. But it might be an important outcome of the…

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International tax avoidance: Noise and nuance

For so many months, international tax avoidance seemed to be the big issue that was going to dominate the G20 summit in Brisbane. Given that growth targets and climate change…

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Forging international tax rules: the devil is in the detail

There has been an unprecedented public, media and political focus on tax over the past 12 months and the OECD’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit-Shifting has been at…

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