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Essential poll: majority of voters think inequality in Australia is increasing - The Guardian;

Essential poll: majority of voters think inequality in Australia is increasing - The Guardian

The GuardianEssential poll: majority of voters think inequality in Australia is increasingThe GuardianFifty-two percent of voters think economic inequality in Australia is on the rise. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images. Essential poll · The Guardian Essential Report. Essential poll: majority of voters think inequality in Australia is increasing.and more »

Calls for clarity on Labor's trust tax - Sky News Australia;

Calls for clarity on Labor's trust tax - Sky News Australia

Sky News AustraliaCalls for clarity on Labor's trust taxSky News AustraliaA prominent venture capitalist is calling for clarity, when it comes to Labor's proposed crackdown on trusts, saying it could impact innovation in Australia. It comes as the Coalition takes aim at the policy saying it will hurt small business and ...and more »

Shorten to sap wealthy for $76bn to fund election promises - The Australian;

Shorten to sap wealthy for $76bn to fund election promises - The Australian

The AustralianShorten to sap wealthy for $76bn to fund election promisesThe AustralianLabor's assault on higher income taxpayers would raise $10.8 billion over the next four years and $76bn over the next decade, but the policies have sparked an attack from business leaders over Bill Shorten's focus on income redistribution at the ...and more »

Labor is promising to tax Australia out of business - The Australian

Labor is promising to tax Australia out of businessThe AustralianFor an opposition leader, Bill Shorten is enjoying considerable success in setting the agenda. Apart from highlighting its internal enmities, the government has struggled to carry the debate or — as Malcolm Turnbull put it when seizing the prime ...and more »

Labor policies amount to a union-backed socialist program - The Australian

Labor policies amount to a union-backed socialist programThe AustralianThus far, Labor policy comprises a republic, indigenous recognition, gay marriage, four-year terms, climate policy acceleration, a bank royal commission, tax disincentives, elimination of inequality, giving unions greater powers, and huge education ...and more »

Labor's train wreck of a tax policy to hit middle class hardest - The Australian

Labor's train wreck of a tax policy to hit middle class hardestThe AustralianWhen Bill Shorten tells us he hasn't got anything against wealthy people, he may well be telling the truth. But the real question is what does Labor have against aspiring middle-class people? Think teachers, firefighters, ambos, nurses, small-business ...and more »

Liberal fissures lets fortunate Bill Shorten bask in a winter of content - The Canberra Times;

Liberal fissures lets fortunate Bill Shorten bask in a winter of content - The Canberra Times

The Canberra TimesLiberal fissures lets fortunate Bill Shorten bask in a winter of contentThe Canberra TimesBill Shorten is in a fortunate position at the moment. The ructions inside the Liberal Party are a decided plus for him. The heat is off. He is basking in a winter of content. Labor's intricate factional system is less of a turn-off for voters in the ...and more »

Why Labor is right on taxes and trusts - The Australian Financial Review;

Why Labor is right on taxes and trusts - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial ReviewWhy Labor is right on taxes and trustsThe Australian Financial ReviewComprehensive tax reform, based on the principle of broadening the base to lower the rates, will have to wait, but that doesn't mean no reform should be done in the meantime. tanya lake. by Craig Emerson. As the Coalition government works itself into a ...and more »

Shorten's untruths are multiplying - The Australian Financial Review;

Shorten's untruths are multiplying - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial ReviewShorten's untruths are multiplyingThe Australian Financial ReviewOrdinarily, The Australian Financial Review supports closing tax concessions that serve no compelling purpose because they simply mean that the overall rate of tax – and hence the deadweight on the economy – has to be higher to raise a given amount of ...and more »

Shorten's call for a republic referendum is a tactical hand grenade - Courier Mail;

Shorten's call for a republic referendum is a tactical hand grenade - Courier Mail

Courier MailShorten's call for a republic referendum is a tactical hand grenadeCourier MailWHY is federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten choosing now to pledge a referendum on an Australian republic in Labor's first term? Is it because Labor is on a roll after winning 16 successive Newspoll surveys? Or is Shorten merely surfing a wave of ...and more »

Playing it straight on terrorism is not what's hurting Malcolm Turnbull - The New Daily

Playing it straight on terrorism is not what's hurting Malcolm TurnbullThe New DailyMalcolm Turnbull held a news conference with AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin to details the Sydney arrests. Photo: AAP. analysis. Paul Bongiorno @PaulBongiorno. Share. Tweet Share Reddit Pin EmailComment. A sombre Malcolm Turnbull called a ...and more »

Editorial: Bill Shorten takes tax initiative away from government but devil will be in details - Courier Mail;

Editorial: Bill Shorten takes tax initiative away from government but devil will be in details - Courier Mail

Courier MailEditorial: Bill Shorten takes tax initiative away from government but devil will be in detailsCourier MailTHE tax treatment of family trusts has been in the sights of successive federal treasurers for some time. Nearly 20 years ago the Howard government's Ralph review of business taxation recommended treating family trust structures as companies and taxing ...and more »

Lack of trust in politicians a brake on Australian progress - Herald Sun;

Lack of trust in politicians a brake on Australian progress - Herald Sun

Herald SunLack of trust in politicians a brake on Australian progressHerald SunTHERE was something almost quaint about Labor leader Bill Shorten's pledge to hold a plebiscite on a republic. He made the promise at the weekend at a public function — a big Australian Republican Movement dinner in Melbourne. The announcement ...and more »

How the rich use discretionary trusts to pay less tax - NEWS.com.au;

How the rich use discretionary trusts to pay less tax - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auHow the rich use discretionary trusts to pay less taxNEWS.com.auLABOR believes it can claw back $17 billion over 10 years from cracking down on a product that only a “lucky few” can take advantage of — discretionary trusts. On the weekend Opposition leader Bill Shorten unveiled a plan to tax payments to adults ...and more »

Big business accuses Bill Shorten of lying - The Australian Financial Review;

Big business accuses Bill Shorten of lying - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial ReviewBig business accuses Bill Shorten of lyingThe Australian Financial ReviewBCA president Grant King and CEO Jennifer Westacott say the most efficient route to higher productivity growth is corporate tax cuts. David Rowe. Phillip Coorey. Share on Facebook · Share on twitter. by Phillip Coorey. Corporate Australia has scolded ...and more »

Trusts tax proposal 'disadvantaging' SMEs - My Business

Trusts tax proposal 'disadvantaging' SMEsMy BusinessJust as SMEs begin to enjoy the benefits of business tax cuts, a new tax proposal on trusts could add tens of thousands of dollars to their annual tax bill. The policy proposal by the federal opposition, announced over the weekend, would see ...and more »

Trust rejig is 'kick in guts': Turnbull - The West Australian;

Trust rejig is 'kick in guts': Turnbull - The West Australian

The West AustralianTrust rejig is 'kick in guts': TurnbullThe West AustralianBusinesses need tax relief not a "kick in the guts" to drive economic growth, says Malcolm Turnbull. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten on Sunday unveiled plans to tax all payments to adults from discretionary trusts at 30 per cent, arguing the tax system ...and more »

Shorten's 'raid' on discretionary trusts will hit small business: Morrison - The West Australian;

Shorten's 'raid' on discretionary trusts will hit small business: Morrison - The West Australian

The West AustralianShorten's 'raid' on discretionary trusts will hit small business: MorrisonThe West AustralianLabor is under pressure to reveal all the details behind its planned tax assault on discretionary trusts after claims from the Federal Government that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is addicted to new taxes. Treasurer Scott Morrison accused Mr Shorten ...and more »

Shorten starts campaign in Townsville - Townsville Bulletin;

Shorten starts campaign in Townsville - Townsville Bulletin

Townsville BulletinShorten starts campaign in TownsvilleTownsville BulletinA FEDERAL Labor Government would take the first real steps to have an Australian Head of State in our country, by putting the concept to vote and letting the people decide. That's the pledge Opposition leader Bill Shorten made at Labor's State ...and more »

Bill Shorten's family trust tax plan unveiled: What it could mean for small businesses - SmartCompany.com.au;

Bill Shorten's family trust tax plan unveiled: What it could mean for small businesses - SmartCompany.com.au

SmartCompany.com.auBill Shorten's family trust tax plan unveiled: What it could mean for small businessesSmartCompany.com.auLeader of the Opposition Bill Shorten delivers the 2017-18 Federal Budget Reply speech on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Source: AAP/Mick Tsikas. Opposition leader Bill Shorten outlined what he is calling a “bold and progressive” plan for family trust reforms ...and more »