Grant Wardell-Johnson

Grant Wardell-Johnson

Lead Tax Partner, KPMG Economics & Tax Centre

Articles by Grant Wardell-Johnson

Government & Public Sector

Increasing childcare affordability would boost economy and society

Australia needs a rebound in economic activity, and productivity gains to bring us out of the recession and a major impediment to driving our economy is unequal gender workforce participation.

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Business & Economy

KPMG responds to JobKeeper 2.0 and the RBA economic forecast

Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, responds to RBA economic forecast Following detailed analysis of the Victoria stage 4 lockdown, KPMG has reviewed its central case scenario for the outlook…

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Social Impact

Gender Impacts of COVID-19: Budget update

While the data now indicates a slightly more balanced impact between the genders since COVID-19, women have still been disproportionately impacted through increased levels of non-paid care work.

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Tax

Shakespeare on Tax Reform: 20 years of the GST

There has been some recent commentary noting that 1 July 2020 will be the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the GST.

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Tax

Vale Ted Evans. a softly spoken person of very high integrity

Edward Alfred Evans AC – Ted Evans – has rightly been acknowledged in the press as a great Australian.

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Business & Economy

KPMG responds to passing of government’s JobKeeper legislation

The JobKeeper scheme is progressive in that it benefits the low-paid or stood-down worker relatively more and is aligned with the notion that members of the community need to support each other along the path to physical and economic recovery. 

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Business & Economy

The Real Challenges of 2020

Australia’s good fortune is substantial: we have had nearly three decades of uninterrupted economic growth, and our major cities are some of the most liveable in the world.

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Financial Services

Superannuation: time to redress the gender imbalance

Provision for retirement is an issue that affects all of us, but on balance the female half of the population has more to worry about than the other.

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Tax

To hasten or delay? 2020 brings important decisions

2019 was dominated by elections, with 5 countries going to the polls. 2020 will be dominated by one big one.

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