Grant Wardell-Johnson

Grant Wardell-Johnson

Lead Tax Partner, KPMG Economics & Tax Centre

Articles by Grant Wardell-Johnson

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Spending under the spotlight as tax reform hopes fade

The Treasurer, in his speech at the Press Club in Canberra yesterday, emphasised the need for restraint on public expenditure.

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Evaluating tax reform: a prism of gender equity

Tax reform is generally evaluated based on efficiency, equity and simplicity. There is also sustainability, consistency, transparency and stability, but what is often left out of the equation is gender.…

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Tax reform essential to encourage more women into the workforce

In June 2015 the Grattan Institute issued a paper titled Game Changers: Economic Reform Priorities for Australia.  Two of the top three priorities were Tax Reform and Female Workforce Participation. …

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Innovation – to embrace or displace – a choice before Australia

I do not normally watch television, but I did on Monday night. The now 29th Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, said, “The Australia of the future has to be…

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Australia’s federation is a taxing problem

One of the four themes in next week’s National Reform Summit, hosted by KPMG, is ‘tax reform in a modern federation’. The federal issue, while not exclusive to Australia, represents…

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Toast

An end to the year invites a toast. Toast is nearly a contronym. Contronyms are Janus-like words with two opposing meanings. Cleave is a classic. It can mean cling or…

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Start-up investment incentives the missing Budget link

This week’s Federal Budget was well received by small business, as our colleague David Pring observed on this page yesterday. While we would agree the measures to boost that sector…

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People & Community

Vale Matthew Glenn Myles Stutsel

As I left the service I thought that one of the most important aspects of the human condition is how unique we all are. It will be my abiding thought of Matthew.

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Government & Public Sector

The Magna Carta – foundation of the rule of law: musings from the Senate Inquiry

Walking to a Committee Room in Parliament House a fortnight ago, I paused at a display cabinet celebrating the octocentennial of the Magna Carta signed by King John at Runnymeade on…

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