Grant Wardell-Johnson

Grant Wardell-Johnson

Lead Tax Partner, KPMG Economics & Tax Centre

Articles by Grant Wardell-Johnson

Business & Economy

Spending in right areas as Budget negotiates balancing act

As the economy rebounds from the setbacks of 2020, the government has had to navigate a path with an eye to both immediate needs and the longer term.

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Tax

Hopes of global tax agreement rise as US changes tack

The prospects of a historic and wide-ranging global tax agreement in the middle of this year has been significantly enhanced by the position adopted by the Biden administration.

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Government & Public Sector

A paid parental leave system based on gender equity principles

Moving away from the old ‘primary carer/secondary carer’ model of Paid Parental Leave (PPL) and to a system based on gender equity principles should be an aim of policymakers, moving forward.

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Government & Public Sector

Victorian Budget: investing further in lifting the economy out of recession

The 2020-21 Victorian Budget sees the government investing further in lifting the economy out of recession.

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Government & Public Sector

NSW Budget: strong focus on job creation and the prospect of some major tax reform

There are some sobering figures here, but there is also much to be positive about.

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Tax

KPMG comments on the OECD’s $140bn digital tax proposals

The OECD has released important information on its work to find international consensus on how to deal with the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy.

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Tax

Grant Wardell-Johnson, KPMG Lead Tax Partner responds to Budget 2020

At a deeper level we face a paradox, that a crisis situation needs fundamental reform but it is also a difficult environment to achieve that reform in.

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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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