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.
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
Tassie economist Saul Eslake calls for discussions around tax reform in new report – Tasmania TalksNews, Tasmania, Taxation | 16th September 2020
Saul talks to Tasmania Talks’ Aaron Stevens about Reforming Tasmania’s tax system: some options report, 16th Sep 2020.
Preferential tax breaks for small business don’t workNews, Taxation | 25th June 2020
The Australian, 24th June 2020
Labor’s policy on cash refunds for franking creditsNews, Taxation | 14th March 2018
Katharine Murphy | Guardian Australia | 14th March, 2018 In mid-March 2018 the Australian Labor Party foreshadowed that, if it formed government after the next election (due in 2019) it would no longer allow ‘franking credits’ (credits which shareholders in Australian companies receive for the tax paid by companies in which they own shares, which […]