Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Worried about bracket creep?

Based on media reports this morning it looks like the Abbott government is particularly concerned about bracket creep (strictly speaking bracker creep only applies to inflation pushing people into higher tax brackets, but as we discussed a few days ago … Continue reading

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NSW Election Forum

Posted in Open Forum | 435 Comments

Open Forum: March 28, 2015

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Meta data bill has passed the Parliament

Posted in Take Nanny down | 72 Comments

Patrick Basham on the Nanny State – Updated

Update: Patrick Basham will be speaking in Sydney on Thursday. This event is free for all Premium and Platinum members of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, all members of the CIS and IPA, and all students, and $10 for everyone else. If … Continue reading

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Wednesday Forum: March 25, 2015

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Cross-post: Where I enter into the belly of the tax beast

Today’s post is by Sinclair Davidson Professor of Institutional Economics at the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University College of Business,  Melbourne High income economies have tended to follow irresponsible fiscal policies over an extended period of time. While we might quibble … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Taxation | 16 Comments

If only there was a law …

On Monday morning Australians awoke to this outrage: Hilel, a not-for-profit Jewish educational and cultural organisation for students and young adults, approached The Red ­Rattler Theatre in Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west, about hiring the venue for a series of … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Freedom of speech | 65 Comments

Q&A Forum: March 23, 2015

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Zed on Coal

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