As the internet continues to make transparency and collaboration cheaper and easier, governments around the world face increasing pressure to become more open and more participatory. This edition of InSight… more
Mark Lyons raises concerns about the Henry Review’s capacity to deal with nonprofits while Cheryl Kernot points the way forward – tax concessions for social investment.
If all this talk of taxation is, well, taxing, Daniel Frank takes us back to basics on the possible changes to Australia’s tax system.
Katreena Doherty rounds up the latest thinking on tax from progressive think tanks in the US and UK.
THE LATERALIST tackles the big issues of the day…sideways. In his first column for InSight THE LATERALIST wonders whether our super savings system could provide a useful model for funding the third sector.
The tax system affects when people are born and how they are educated, where they live and for how long, whether and how they raise a family, and even what… more
The easiest part of Dr Ken Henry’s job will be designing a better tax system for Australia. Selling it to the Australia people will be the bigger challenge writes Michael… more
Much ink has been spilled in a longstanding debate about the willingness of citizens to forego tax cuts for investment in services. What’s missing, argues Mark Bahnisch, is genuine political… more
The need for tax-funded services and payments is rising, writes Eva Cox, but public support for increased taxation can only be sustained if we shift the focus of the social… more