Tax reform

The purpose of tax reform – boosting real wages

At the AFR/KPMG Tax Reform Summit this week, one issue received a perhaps surprising amount of consensus. This was the notion, put forward by former treasury secretary Martin Parkinson at…

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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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