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Matt Grudnoff


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02 Jun 2017

There is intense speculation about who will ultimately be affected by the new bank levy that has been proposed in the 2017-18 budget. In broad terms the levy could be passed onto either the customers of the big banks or it could be passed through to bank shareholders in the form of reduced...

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16 May 2017

The capital gains tax (CGT) discount is a tax concession. While personal income earned in other ways is taxed at the full marginal rate, only half the income earned from a capital gain is taxed. So if someone were to earn an additional $1,000 from extra hours at work, all the $1,000 would be...

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16 Feb 2017

As the mining boom winds down and the mining clean up boom begins, mine site rehabilitation and mine abandonment are emerging as major issues for Australian communities, governments and taxpayers. All stakeholders will need information on the status of mines and their rehabilitation efforts to...

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19 Dec 2016

Examines the effect that the fall in tax revenue post Global Financial Crisis (GFC) had on the Commonwealth’s budget.

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This paper looks at the effect that the fall in tax revenue post Global Financial Crisis (GFC) had on the Commonwealth’s budget . It does...

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20 Oct 2016

Gas industry funding and direct involvement in research committees of GISERA, the research body that conducts research on social and environmental impacts of CSG, is potentially compromising the scientific independence of CSIRO.

The five main Queensland gas companies provide the lion’s...

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16 Sep 2016

As the world works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will need to burn less coal. As a result, the world will need less coal mines. In the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December 2015, President Anote Tong of Kiribati and other Pacific leaders called for a global moratorium on new...

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04 Aug 2016

New research released by the Australia Institute today shows that government moves to cut unemployment benefits will put recipients at 32% below the poverty line.

The research also highlights staggering inequality in Australia where the ten richest Australian families have the same wealth...

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30 Jun 2016

New England is an electorate that has faced a rapidly rising unemployment rate over the last 3 years. It has seen unemployment rise 2.7% since the last election. Over the same period the national unemployment rate has risen 0.1%. The number of unemployed has increased by 2,094 since the last...

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03 May 2016

The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, is a strong advocate of both cutting income taxes and reducing the budget deficit. These two goals appear contradictory, since reducing government revenue would lead to a larger budget deficit. The Treasurer gets around this by making exaggerated claims...

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02 May 2016

Estimates the extent of corporate wrong-doing in Australia.

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A new report analysing findings from across several corporate regulatory bodies and related agencies finds widespread wrong-doing in the Australian private sector.

Meanwhile the six major...

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