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Company taxes and top income tax rates 'too high': Peter Costello

Company taxes and top income tax rates 'too high': Peter Costello

Former treasurer Peter Costello warns the gap between company and personal tax rates is encouraging individuals to corporatise themselves to avoid paying their share.

  • by Jennifer Duke

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While Scott Morrison stays true to form, China is setting itself up for the future

While Scott Morrison stays true to form, China is setting itself up for the future

It looks like we won't be getting a reform budget next month after all.

  • by Sean Kelly
'We're not playing poker': A-G Porter says government won't back down in Facebook dispute

'We're not playing poker': A-G Porter says government won't back down in Facebook dispute

The Attorney-General does not believe Facebook will carry out a threat to ban news in response to new rules that would force it to pay publishers.

  • by Zoe Samios, Nick Bonyhady and Clancy Yeates
'Harder in the future': Future Fund warns investors as returns slip

'Harder in the future': Future Fund warns investors as returns slip

Future Fund chairman Peter Costello has indicated to investors that they shouldn't count on making easy passive returns from the sharemarket.

  • by Clancy Yeates
The tax reform ball is stuck in the states' court
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Tax reform

The tax reform ball is stuck in the states' court

The pandemic has shown Australian politicians what they're made of, but will they squander their hard-won political capital when it comes to tax reform?

  • by Peter Hartcher
We can't govern by focus group - it's time for brave, nation-wide tax reform
Opinion
Tax reform

We can't govern by focus group - it's time for brave, nation-wide tax reform

Governments must find the courage to overhaul the taxes that are stifling Australia.

  • by Dominic Perrottet
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'Of course there are regrets': Alan Jones puts down the mic

'Of course there are regrets': Alan Jones puts down the mic

Alan Jones may have had a controversial radio career, but he is grateful for every minute of it.

  • by Zoe Samios
'Might not make it to retirement:' Costello backs early access to super

'Might not make it to retirement:' Costello backs early access to super

The former treasurer has thrown his support behind the early access to super policy, noting properly managed funds should have no trouble paying out members.

  • by Charlotte Grieve and Jennifer Duke
Future Fund sheds 3.4pc, or $5.7b, in March quarter as COVID-19 hit assets

Future Fund sheds 3.4pc, or $5.7b, in March quarter as COVID-19 hit assets

The Future Fund was impacted by volatility caused by the coronavirus, but its losses were much shallower than many global markets.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
Former Treasury secretary Ted Evans dead at 79

Former Treasury secretary Ted Evans dead at 79

The former Treasury secretary helped guide Australia through two decades of economic growth and served both the Keating and Howard governments.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Multibillion-dollar stimulus will attempt to stave off recession

Multibillion-dollar stimulus will attempt to stave off recession

Billions of dollars in cash handouts will likely form part of the Morrison government's economic rescue package to be released on Thursday.

  • by Rob Harris and Shane Wright