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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole

Sick kids and paying upfront


Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. (0)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)



Tag: Henry tax review

Neoliberalism in Australia and the Henry Tax Review

Hot off the presses, my article in the Journal of the Australasian Tax Teachers Association on Neoliberalism in Australia and the Henry Tax Review.


Neoliberalism in Australia and the Henry Tax review

I have just uploaded a paper on neoliberalism in Australia and the Henry Tax Review on SSRN.

In the paper I examine the neoliberal nature of Australia’s Future Tax System Report, the Henry Tax Review.

Tax reform by and for the rich

My article on tax reform by the 1% and for the 1% in today’s (Wednesday’s) Canberra Times.

Taxing workers more

It’s the rich what gets the gravy, it’s the poor what gets the blame. That just about sums up Henry’s long term tax vision for Australian capitalism.

Tax and propping up profits

The Labor Government’s Resource Super Profits Tax is about redistributing wealth – from one section of the ruling class to the rest. The RSPT will tax the so-called super profits of Australian mining companies. Rudd Labor will use the $9 billion it raises to cut the company tax rate and thus increase after tax profits […]

Tax: what Labor won’t do

Taxing the rich and their businesses must be the policy of the left.

Tax: Rudd Labor squibs another challenge

This isn’t tax reform, even for the bosses. It’s tax shuffling, buying votes for a July or August election. It reflects the gutlessness of a Government whose great moral challenge is getting re-elected.

The Augean tax stables

This is a letter I sent to the Australian Financial Review after they reported the head of Treasury, Ken Henry, saying basically that now was not the time to make radical changes to the tax system. It’s me lecturing the bourgeoisie to get their tax system in order. For a more leftwing approach my submission to the […]

Why won’t Labor tax the rich?

Soak the rich till their pips squeak. Labor won’t tax the rich because it believes in the primacy of profit and the lie of the trickle down theory – what’s good for the rich is supposedly good for the rest of us.

Real tax reform: a love letter to Ken Henry

We should look at taxation through the eyes of the working class. Tax labour lightly and capital heavily.