Taxation is an important part of economic policy – not only in raising revenue for governments to spend, but also in influencing private saving, investment and spending decisions, and for affecting the distribution of income and wealth. Decisions as to what is (or isn’t taxed), and at what rate, are always controversial, and sometimes have unintended consequences.
Victoria doing ‘a lot of damage to its image’ of being desirable place to liveEconomic Policies, News, Taxation | 18th May 2021
Saul talks to Sky News Australia‘s Laura Jayes about Victorian Government property tax proposals
Saul on Victorian Goverment property tax proposalsEconomic Policies, News, Taxation | 18th May 2021
Saul’s views on the Victorian Government’s proposals (which also include increases in land tax and a 10% increase in fines – making Victoria’s police even more an arm of the State Revenue Office than they already are) – are also in the Melbourne Herald-Sun and the Australian Financial Review
Victoria is increasing ‘the worst tax’ in bid to raise $2.7 billionEconomic Policies, News, Taxation | 18th May 2021
Saul talks to Melbourne Radio 3AW’s Ross Stevenson and Russell Howcroft about Victoria’s plan to increase stamp duties on property transfers
Conversation with the ArchbishopAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Other Video, Taxation, The Australian Economy, Video | 27th March 2021
Saul participated in a ‘Conversation with the Archbishop’, hosted by the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr Philip Freier, in Melbourne’s Federation Square along with CEO of Anglicare Kasy Chambers, on Tuesday 23rd March 2021, about Australia’s response to Covid-19 and how the ‘new normal’ could be different from the old one.
The tax system should preference new businesses, not small onesNews, Publications, Taxation | 29th September 2020
Article in The New Daily, a news site owned by industry superannuation funds, 29th September 2020.
Saul talks to well-known business commentator Peter SwitzerNews, Tasmania, Taxation | 17th September 2020
Interview with Peter Switzer, 17th September 2020 Saul talks to well-known business commentator Peter Switzer about tax preferences for small business, and his proposal for the re-introduction of what Peter insists on calling a ‘death tax’ in Tasmania