Right or Rort? Dissecting Australia’s Tax Concessions Robert Carling
Calls to abolish tax concessions to increase revenue are often misguided. So-called tax concessions for capital gains tax, negative gearing, superannuation, dividend imputation, and the goods and services tax are not really concessions at all but legitimate structural features of the tax system.
It is paradoxical that the federal government sets a ‘Schedule Fee’ for Medicare services, when it has no ability to control fees. The reality is that the Medicare Schedule Fee is a misnomer, because it is no more than a ‘benefit’ for medical services.
The Competition Policy Review Ian Harper
According to the Competition Policy Review panel, reinvigorating Australia’s competition policy is essential to help meet the economic challenges and opportunities we face now and into the future.