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WA – An Economy in Transition

A cursory glance says Western Australia’s (WA’s) economy is doing okay. Real Gross State Product (GSP) is growing at a healthy pace, inflation is low and unemployment is a little high but a long way from the levels seen in the early 90s. But there is another story that doesn’t show up in those headline […]

Five Points on Tax Reform

The tax reform discussion has already started to narrow in on specific changes, such as increasing the GST, closing superannuation loopholes, and fixing negative gearing. However, beginning the reform conversation with critiques of individual taxes and suggestions for piecemeal fixes leaves us condemned to repeat the mistakes of past reform attempts.