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Liberal Party’s report favours guess what?

photo credit: Hyaground Peter Martin, the journalist with the biggest sieve (catching all those Henry Tax report leaks), wrote recently on the LP’s highly secretive Ergas report: The report proposes an annual land tax that would extend to the family home and...

Henry Review Rumours re Land Tax

photo credit: mugley The plot thickens with Glenn Milne reporting THE Federal Government’s biggest tax inquiry in more than two decades is set to propose a national land tax, a new resource tax and a congestion tax for clogged cities. The Henry Review, by...

Tax experts talk our way

photo credit: ViaMoi Re the AFTS Tax Forum in Melbourne late last week, a number of articles came out highlighting points favourable to our cause. Tim Colebatch writes in Scrap Negative Gearing: The review, chaired by Treasury secretary Ken Henry, is due to deliver...

Henry Review Exclusions

photo credit: Pulpolux !!! The Business Council of Australia wants to raise GST in return for a halving of corporate tax rates in its latest Henry Review submission. This will increase the regressive rate of taxation upon the less privileged. With effective corporate...

Two cheers for Ken Henry

photo credit: robsv by Gavin R. Putland A speech by Treasury Secretary Ken Henry on “The Future of State Revenue”, delivered on Mar.27, belatedly received some coverage in the Australian Financial Review on May 5. At one point Dr Henry said:...

Henry Review another mash up of compromises

photo credit: Dunechaser It seems that another whitewash of economic theory is being subtly thrust upon us with the ongoing Henry Tax review. According to Henry, he has re-written economic theory. The 3 sources of taxation are now labour, capital and consumption. The...