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Joe Hockey and The Tax Attacks – Part 1

May 3, 2015 - 13:37 -- Admin

According to Joe Hockey, a lower company tax rate “would reduce the incentive for tax planning and profit shifting from Australia.”

Of course, this argument has been used before. Two of George W. Bush’s economic advisers suggested that tax cuts for the rich would reduce their desire for tax avoidance, leading to a better overall revenue take for the government. So how successful was this?

Well, according to John Quiggin in Zombie Economics:

Trackage Abbotts Wreckage ‘’April Update’’

May 3, 2015 - 06:49 -- Admin


Tony Abbott has been in power since 7 September 2013. From that moment, he and his government have broken promises and hurt Australians. This post will be regularly updated to keep track of the Abbott Government’s broken promises and everything his Government does to hurt Australians. Each separate item will have a link to a source. Broken promises appear in bold and in a separate fully referenced list at the end.

A Month in Politics April

May 1, 2015 - 06:37 -- Admin

Wednesday April 1 1. I’m not in the habit of calling people liars. It is not my nature to do so. However I have no hesitation in calling our Prime Minister a perverted one who in parliament last week flatly denied that he had ever said that an outcome of some 50 to 60 percent of debt over GDP would be a pretty good result.