Dr Brendan Rynne

Dr Brendan Rynne

Partner, Chief Economist

Articles by Dr Brendan Rynne

Business & Economy

Chasing the Australian dream: strategies to overcome our housing affordability crisis

Housing affordability – rarely out of the news – was given another airing by the Treasurer last week, saying, it must be a priority for both state and federal governments.…

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Business & Economy

Budget repair: the focus must be on tax, spending and co-operation from all parties

Federal Parliament returned yesterday and it is crucial that all representatives – new and old – address our economic situation seriously in the new sitting. Business surveys have shown widespread…

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Business & Economy

Economic outlook: Australia steers a middle course through Brexit fog of global uncertainty

The fall-out from the historic Brexit vote may have given the world economy the ‘interesting times’ that the famous Chinese curse warns of. Prior to the Brexit referendum world economic…

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Business & Economy

Brexit…a ‘be careful what you wish for’ moment

The United Kingdom’s vote last Friday to Leave, rather than Remain in the European Union (EU) may have been the country’s ‘be careful what you wish for’ moment.  Having spent…

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Business & Economy

Dairy derivatives: a sweet solution for milk producers

There is an existential threat to the 1.7 million dairy cows currently spending their days on Australian dairy pastures, and the farmers who literally milk their livelihood from these herds.…

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Tax

KPMG responds to #Budget2016 R&D and economic implications

On innovation, Paul Van Bergen, KPMG R&D Incentives Tax Partner said: The Budget contained some welcome news for innovative Australian companies.

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Business & Economy

Business cost competitiveness: Australian policymakers must play to our strengths

We often hear that Australia’s economy is struggling because of high costs in this country, making us uncompetitive internationally. But a new KPMG report sheds more light on this narrative.…

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Business & Economy

Leap Year Boost for Federal Government – a $1bn windfall to tax coffers

Who needs tax reform when you have the Gregorian Calendar? Says KPMG Chief Economist Brendan Rynne.

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Business & Economy

More than income in – income out: fiscal sustainability requires vision for the society we want to live in.

So what is fiscal sustainability? Fiscal sustainability is the ability of a government to sustain its current spending, tax and other policies in the long run without threatening government solvency…

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