- Problem is, there's not much money in the kitty for that kind of reform. @JoeHockey between rock and a hard place. 1 week ago
- Indirect taxes, like excise and GST, hit poorest the hardest. So they should be coupled with cuts to income taxes at low end 1 week ago
- Petrol as % household income, by quintile: Q1=4.5%, Q2=3.5%, Q3=2.9%, Q4=2.3%, Q5=1.3% ie poor households spend more of income on petrol 1 week ago
- RT @GrogsGamut: Actually @JoeHockey, the poorest households spend more of their income on petrol than do the richest.. http://t.co/L4GFVwyp… 1 week ago
- Hockey releases figures showing petrol spend rises with hhld income. Can anyone convert from $ to % of hhld income? http://t.co/5aIDGXDQu3 1 week ago
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- The true cost of NIMBYism
- Should we worry about not “making stuff”?
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- Life is short, but the Tax Act is long
- Tony Abbott-o-nomics, or not…
Category Archives: Mining Boom
In the Channel Nine series Underbelly Razor – as in real life – Sydney’s criminal matriarch Tilly Devine did not hesitate to wield the razor to keep her motley empire in line and protect it against incursion by rival gangs. … Continue reading
You know how most of the traffic created by a car crash is not the crash itself, but everyone slowing down to have a rubberneck? Well, the same thing can happen with economies. And fair enough, the unfolding car crash … Continue reading
Economics textbooks are hefty objects. Many a kinked neck and curved spine have resulted from children being forced to lug such weighty tomes between school and home. Whether many students manage to read and absorb the often turgid contents of … Continue reading
IS THERE any more surefire way to induce widespread panic than the phrase “don’t panic”? Well, here goes anyway: DON’T PANIC. May as well leave panicking to the fickle souls trading daily in financial markets, if only because they are … Continue reading
THE majority of Australians support the idea of a mining tax, with supporters outnumbering opponents almost two to one, according to a new survey to be released today (19/09/2011).
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PERHAPS the most confusing thing about the first-ever downgrade to the credit rating of the United States government is the way it simultaneously says everything, and nothing, about the future of the world economy. In simple terms, a country’s credit … Continue reading
To believe some of what we hear lately, the Australian economy has hitched its entire fortunes to the profit margins of the big mining companies. Having once hitched a ride on the sheep’s back, Australians are now driving a monster … Continue reading
As economic power shifts to the East, Australia’s turbo-charged dollar may be a mixed blessing, writes Jessica Irvine. Predicting the next move in the Australian dollar has become something of a national pastime since our dollar dazzler struck parity with … Continue reading
Budgets are never short of an impressive statistic or two, but this one contains some rippers.