Express Exchange Engage
This week I started distributing a paper I've been working for just over a month. I settled on the title The Australian Government - Can we afford it. In this post I outline why I decided to take this on, what I intend to do next and provide some additional information. I also debunk some of the possible and likely reactions from some politicians and senior officials.
At more than 20 pages my paper is a bit of a read. Given my intent to provide a cohesive narrative, that was…Continue
Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment
A disappointing headline on todays Canberra Times website.
Crackdown on rich baby boomers
ATO targets rich Australians who are using a trick involving children to get around paying tax
It is well known and documented that the baby boomers had it easier…Continue
Posted on April 16, 2015 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment
The Guardian's @vanbdham reports that Malcolm Fraser's Renew Australia party is a lament for the country we should have had
It's an informative and positive piece. Except for the sentiment that,…
Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:00am
Something does not add up. On the one hand the Australian Taxation Office is expending effort telling the community it is reinventing itself. On the other I am still being told, through very reliable sources, that the culture is still very much one permeated by fear, risk aversion and group think.
That does not surprise me one bit. Neither does the volume and nature of what looks like a rebadged version of the 'old' corporate spin. You only have to look at the bright and shiny…Continue
Posted on March 25, 2015 at 11:30am — 16 Comments
The Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee is hosting its third Constitutional Roundtable on 20 March 2015.
The topic for the Roundtable is Citizenship and the Constitution, and will comprise three sessions:
Posted on March 16, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments