Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Coalition has boxed itself into a ridiculous corner on tax – The Drum

OPINION Originally published in The Drum By Warwick Smith Posted 18 Mar 2016, 10:47am According to the Coalition, we can’t raise taxes nor introduce new taxes. And if cutting expenditure is off the table following the dire experience of the … Continue reading

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How about three-day weekends in exchange for working until 70? – The Age

First published in The Age. March 10, 2016 Warwick Smith Most of us would be happy to work a few years longer if it meant a shorter working week. Australians today get more leisure time than past generations, but most … Continue reading

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Tax and tax reform in Australia – appearance on Radio National’s Rear Vision

I was one of four guests on RN’s Rear Vision special on tax reform. You can download the audio here. A sample my contribution to the program is below. Keri Phillips: Warwick Smith is a research economist at the University … Continue reading

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Privatising Medicare payments is a distraction from real reform – The Drum

This article was originally published at The Drum. By Warwick Smith Posted 10 Feb 2016, 10:23am PHOTO: Are we facing a death by a thousand cuts approach to Medicare reform? (Giulio Saggin, file photo: ABC News) Would the privatisation of the … Continue reading

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