Grant Wardell-Johnson

Grant Wardell-Johnson

Lead Tax Partner, KPMG Economics & Tax Centre

Articles by Grant Wardell-Johnson

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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Tax

A cautionary tale: the Cobra Effect and other lesser known taxes

One fundamental problem with taxation is that it can promote behaviours that undermine the base which one is seeking to tax. Sometimes, those behaviours can even be counter-productive.

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Social Impact

Unleashing our potential: the case for further investment in the child care subsidy

Enduring norms regarding gender and work have proven harmful to the economic welfare of women, and our society as a whole. These norms limit our economic potential and compromise our sense of fairness .

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Tax

The importance of a Unified Approach on tax and the digitalised economy

Achieving global consensus on changes to the international tax system and digital economy would be a considerable prize.

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