Grant Wardell-Johnson

Grant Wardell-Johnson

Lead Tax Partner, KPMG Economics & Tax Centre

Articles by Grant Wardell-Johnson

Tax

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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Tax

Sydney tragedy overshadows bleak budget figures

On Monday at 12.30 the Treasurer was supposed to be releasing his statement on the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO). In the end it was delayed by 90 minutes as…

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International tax avoidance: Noise and nuance

For so many months, international tax avoidance seemed to be the big issue that was going to dominate the G20 summit in Brisbane. Given that growth targets and climate change…

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Forging international tax rules: the devil is in the detail

There has been an unprecedented public, media and political focus on tax over the past 12 months and the OECD’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit-Shifting has been at…

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Government & Public Sector

Edward Gough Whitlam: reflections on a reformer

The Memorial Service of Edward Gough Whitlam was held in the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday. This piece is a contribution to reflections on this man. Much has been written…

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