Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Peter Costello bells the tax cat

Our political debate is currently dominated by various plans to increase tax. Front and backbenchers in the Liberal Party have proposals to increase GST, the Treasury wants to increase superannuation taxes, the Financial System Inquiry recently suggested franking credits be … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Taxation | 32 Comments

Q&A Forum: March 2, 2015

Posted in Open Forum | 391 Comments

Little Brother is watching you

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Take Nanny down | 6 Comments

A clayton’s tax policy

The ALP have just announced the tax policy you have when you don’t have a tax policy. Federal Labor will announce plans on Monday to recoup almost $2 billion by clamping down on multinational tax evasion as it begins pushing … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Taxation | 30 Comments

Monday Forum: March 2, 2015

Posted in Open Forum | 593 Comments

“… still a thumping loss”.

Mark the Ballot aggregates the polls using several techniques: If an election was held now, it would still be a thumping loss, just not as thumping as early February. Here is the data: Here is one pretty picture (Mark has … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics | 93 Comments

McCloskey on Piketty

Posted in Economics and economy | 35 Comments

Leonard Nimoy 1931 – 2015

Posted in Cultural Issues | 60 Comments

Open Forum: February 28, 2015

Posted in Open Forum | 1,537 Comments

I would never (again) vote for a Coalition led by Tony Abbott

Okay – so to shake things up a bit. 18C – Abbott broke a profound and fundamental promise to repeal this provision of the RDA. Increased taxes – I’m paying more tax now than I did when Labor was in … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics | 344 Comments