As the Syrian Civil War and war against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq make painfully plain, a massive gap exists between the settled foreign policy ends and the uncertain means by which to achieve them.
The Age Old Problem of Old Age: Fixing the Pension Simon Cowan and Matthew Taylor
The Age Pension is unfair to poorer pensioners, badly targeted, and imposing an unsustainable rising cost on the taxpayer.
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.