Tag Archives: taxation

2ser radio Sydney interview on the government’s PaTH internship program

I was on 2ser’s Sunday night program The Mix this week talking about the budget and, in particular, the government’s new Prepare-Trial-Hire (PaTH) program for youth unemployment. You can listen to the program on the link below. My contribution starts … Continue reading

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What the government wants us to do – and not do – based on the budget – The Conversation

Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne Budgets are a good opportunity to see through the spin to what the government really wants. Forget the Treasurer’s speech and the budget overview, the truth is in the measures themselves. Generally things the government … Continue reading

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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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Four tax policies Australian house prices rest on – The Conversation

Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne First published at The Conversation The issues of tax and house prices are colliding in new ways ahead of the release of the government’s options paper on tax reform later this year. Treasurer Joe Hockey … Continue reading

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Reviewer for a FactCheck article in The Conversation

I reviewed the below FactCheck for the conversation. Unfortunately there is little space as a reviewer to say much but I would like to have gone into more detail discussing who really loses and who benefits from changes in company … Continue reading

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Tax economic rent, not productive activity – The Conversation

How’s this for fundamental tax reform? Target the rentseekers By Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne Tax is back in the spotlight with coalition MPs and the Australia Institute talking about getting rid of some of the exemptions to the GST. … Continue reading

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His solutions are wrong, but it’s a good sign when even Rupert Murdoch is worried about inequality

It would be a mistake to dismiss Murdoch’s concerns about inequality as nothing more than self-interest. It’s a victory for advocates of regulated markets. By Warwick Smith First published at The Guardian, Tuesday 28 October 2014 16.00 AEST Rupert Murdoch … Continue reading

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Guardian article on infrastructure funding

This article was originally published in The Guardian Australia. How to make Australian infrastructure pay for itself – with no selloffs, and no tricks ‘Asset recycling’, as an approach to infrastructure investment, will only end up benefiting the banks. Taxing land … Continue reading

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