Grant Wardell-Johnson

Grant Wardell-Johnson

Global Tax Policy Leader and Chair of the Global Tax Policy Leadership Group

Articles by Grant Wardell-Johnson

Tax

Historic agreement on international taxation

On 1 July 2021, in an historic agreement, 130 countries have agreed to a statement providing a framework for reform of the international tax rules.

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Social Impact

What happens next? with Bernard Salt. Boosting economic prosperity through increased gender equality

Closing the gender pay gap and strengthening childcare policies to encourage equal sharing of care are just some of the initiatives that have gained ground across the Australian business landscape, but despite the progress more can be done.

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Government & Public Sector

Intergenerational report highlights key challenges for the future

The need to increase productivity faster is perhaps the greatest of all the challenges examined in the report

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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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