Malcolm Turnbull

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

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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 call to abolish Stamp Duty and to fund this by removing the exemptions and wheezes that hamstring […]

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Reform Agenda Machinations

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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 raising system is undermined. This sideshow diverts from the beneficiaries that Adam Smith once […]

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Value Capture Variants

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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 potential utility. Following is the inquiry submission. Select Committee into the Scrutiny of Government Budget […]

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