PM sets up the states for a 1% federal land tax

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has positioned the Commonwealth Government to introduce a 1% federal land tax and reform our bust political system that denies voters the right to hold government accountable. Overnight, the states rejected the Prime Minister’s...

Reform Agenda Machinations

Published as The Planned Obsolescence of the Public Interest in Online Opinion A fascinating power play continues in the debate over vertical fiscal imbalance. The strategic intent is prevalent from federal to local politics, where the health of the public revenue...

Value Capture Variants

Last Thursday Catherine Cashmore and I addressed the Select Committee into the Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures. Read the Hansard transcription. We felt it important to put on the public record the various value capture mechanisms with commentary on their...