Category Archives: Taxation

Open letter to Australians

It is long over-due that the Australian government stops sabotaging the Australian economy. Mel Silva – Managing Director of Google Australia and New Zealand lets them know. ~*~ We need to let you know about new Government regulation that will … Continue reading

Posted in Free Enterprise, Market Economy, Taxation, Technology & Telco | 62 Comments

Pots and Kettles

Here is a tweet reporting that Pascal Saint-Amans – Director for the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration – believes that a post-COVID world will have zero tolerance for tax avoidance. Here is information from the OECD Careers page: Emoluments The … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Shut it down. Fire them all., Taxation | 26 Comments

No good deed goes unpunished.

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo appealed in March for health-care workers to come to New York and help fight the Covid-19 epidemic, some 21,000 people from around the country volunteered. Thousands came, toiling under difficult conditions and earning the admiration of … Continue reading

Posted in Taxation | 12 Comments

Hoodlum turf war: cig ‘criminals’ muscle in on state’s racket

LIBERAL MP Craig Kelly is chairing a parliamentary inquiry into illicit tobacco sales. Fairfax reports that Kelly is dismayed by an “unintended” corollary of the ever-escalating excise which addicted governments need as a revenue stream (and promote falsely as a … Continue reading

Posted in Economics on the left, Taxation | 25 Comments

Scold of The Year wants tax increase, ad bans, lolly crack-down

Australian of the Year calls for sugar tax to fight diabetes-caused blindness. Dr Muecke said a tax on sugary drinks must be on the table as part of efforts to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes – which afflicts at … Continue reading

Posted in property rights, Taxation | 41 Comments

Pyrmonter: … and again.

It’s that time of the year. As professional offices around the country launch into the networking frenzy (and HR disasters) of the festival season, out comes the ATO’s report on corporate income tax payment. This year’s reporting in the ABC … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, Taxation | 8 Comments

Housing affordability cruelled by Netflix

A whole bunch of people owe Bernard Salt an apology. In 2016 he argued that the penchant for smashed avocado for breakfast was the reason many young people couldn’t get into the housing market. Not to be outdone, ASIC has … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Oppressive government, Taxation | 34 Comments

The supply of land is not fixed

Adam Creighton has managed to combine several of my pet hates into one article. Productivity growth has stagnated and a better tax system is among the obvious levers governments can pull to revive it. With bold reform on hold federally, … Continue reading

Posted in Taxation | 36 Comments

Some people never learn

A few years ago we posted a piece about Michael West – then employed by the now defunct Fairfax Media: An international expert who can’t tell the difference between revenue and taxable income? Really? A journalist that doesn’t bother to … Continue reading

Posted in Fake News, Taking out the trash, Taxation | 42 Comments

Robo-debt and Tyranny

So here is an interesting thing – the government is being sued. The occasion was the announcement at Parliament House by Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon that his law firm Gordon Legal will be launching a class action on behalf … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government, Politics, Rule of law, Taxation, Wasteful Spending | 56 Comments