Articles by Tax Policy
Australia Ranks Lowest Among Industrialised Nations In Climate Change Performance
December 10 2014 12:10 PM
Australia has been ranked as the worst-performing industrialised country based on its approach to climate change.
Russia's Intelligence Tactics In Ukraine, Nearby Countries Reminiscent Of Cold War Era
December 08 2014 3:45 PM
Russian intelligence tactics in Ukraine and its neighbouring countries have been compared to the past KGB strategy in the Cold War.
New Zealand Labour Party Elects Andrew Little As New Leader: Party To Review The Debacle In Sept Polls
November 19 2014 3:02 PM
As a leader Andrew Little brings to table lot of dynamism and credibilty with grass roots support.
New Zealand's Labour Party Leadership Race Enters Final Stage: Candidates Reiterate Stand On Main Issues
November 14 2014 2:39 PM
The democratic exercise will galvanise the party as the process can eliminate factionalism.
Canada's Tax Free Saving Accounts Aiding Citizens With More Economic Freedom Than Their US Counterparts
November 03 2014 3:28 PM
Scary tax rules should give way to more citizen -friendly vehicles like Canada's TFSA.
New Zealand SMEs Want Cheaper Broadband Service And Less Tax Compliance
September 17 2014 3:47 PM
The SMEs already enjoy a certain satisfaction level in tax matters and steps for more transparency can hike the comfort level.
Tony Abbott Direct Action Plan to Cause $40B Budget Blowout
April 30 2014 11:38 PM
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's climate change policies may cost as much as $40 billion by 2020.
Australian Mining Billionaire Clive Palmer Opposes Tony Abbott's Direct Action Plan, Thinks It's 'Hopeless'
April 22 2014 7:14 PM
Clive Palmer, Australia's mining billionaire, will be turning his back on Prime Minister Tony Abbott's Direct Action policy saying it was a "waste of money."
Execs Name Alberta as Most Attractive Mining Jurisdiction in Canada
March 05 2014 10:31 AM
Among the Canadian provinces and territories, Alberta is the most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment in the province, the annual global survey of mining executives said.
Australia Not Committing To 15% Carbon Emission Reduction Target Despite CCA Review
February 27 2014 7:21 PM
Australia's Climate Change Authority (CCA) has urged the government to triple its carbon emission reduction targets to combat increasing global temperatures.
G20 Sydney 2014: On Tax, IMF, the Job Market and Central Banks
February 24 2014 3:16 PM
Finance ministers and central bank governors discuss tax, reorienting and refinancing the International Monetary Fund and encouraging central banks to work with cooperation.
IMF Concerned for Australia's Carbon Tax Repeal; Greg Hunt Defends Abbott's Direct Action Policy
February 17 2014 7:17 PM
Australia has been urged by International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde to continue being the "pioneer" in the ongoing climate change debate. Ms Lagarde spoke ahead of the G20 meetings and acknowledged Australia's effort in being at the "forefront" of climate change issues.
Australia's Carbon Tax Repeal Looms Despite Report Showing Decline in Gas Emissions
February 06 2014 6:41 PM
The Australian government has previously said it will repeal carbon tax in July following a statement based on new data on greenhouse gas emissions. The Coalition claimed that Labour's carbon tax was only causing "plenty of pain, with no environmental gain." Environment Minister Greg Hunt remarked on Feb 5 that the carbon tax "doesn't work" since it costs the economy $7 billion a year.
No Punishment for Australia's Carbon Polluters Under Direct Action; Abbott Credibility 'Hanging by a Thread'
January 07 2014 1:40 PM
Carbon polluters in Australia will not be punished under the Abbott government's Direct Action plan. Prime Minister Tony Abbott's climate policy was not designed to be punitive, according to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt. Unlike Labour's carbon tax policy, the Coalition government does not penalise companies that fail to comply with emissions targets. Instead of penalties, the federal government will offer generous and flexible compliance settlements.
Newspoll: PM Tony Abbott, Coalition Slumps in Ratings While Bill Shorten, Labor Shines
December 10 2013 7:56 PM
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Coalition government has failed to outperform the Australian Labor Party in the latest Newspoll. The poll results may be an indication of the Abbott government's collapse as Labor leads as the most preferred political party in a two-party basis.
200 Employees Jobless for Christmas at Wilkie Creek Mine
December 10 2013 2:39 PM
About 200 employees are about to be jobless as Wilkie Creek Mine announces closure in Queensland
Australia Not Taking Climate Change Seriously; G20 Climate Plans in Danger
November 21 2013 1:19 PM
Member-nations of the G20 may be saying goodbye to hopes of ever having a strong and effective action plan against climate change when Australia takes over the leadership in December. International observers find no evidence that the country is taking the global issue of climate change seriously.
Tony Abbott Still Thinks Climate Change is Crap; Al Gore Criticises Abbott for Carbon Tax Repeal
October 24 2013 6:55 PM
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has denied 25 years of climate change research and accused a UN executive secretary of the Framework Convention on Climate Change of "talking through her hat." Al Gore has criticised Tony Abbott for dismissing evidence provided by climate change scientists. He said in an interview on Oct. 23 that the Abbott government should not be misled by groups with special interests that also do not believe in climate change evidence.
Tony Abbott Reacts to Poll Results Showing Kevin Rudd Closing In, Calls Carbon Tax Policy Switch a ‘Con Job’
July 15 2013 11:57 AM
In an attempt to downplay the results of the latest opinion poll showing the Australian Labor Party closing in on the Coalition, Tony Abbott claims Kevin Rudd had nothing to do with it. He said the dramatic results are due to voter relief for the Labor's removal of Julia Gillard and not because Kevin Rudd took the leadership of the majority. Abbott also attacked Labor's plans of scrapping carbon tax policy to switch to an emissions trading scheme.
The Party Game You Shouldn’t Try At Home
October 08 2012 11:00 AM
Before we get into party games, thank you for all the feedback we've received from our last few articles. At the end of today's Daily Reckoning we'll reprint some of the remarkable experiences you had making three crucial phone calls.