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I’m an independent economist, speaker, company director
and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania’


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.

The case against negative gearing …

Publications, Taxation | 25th April 2011

Op-ed article published in the Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers, 25th April 2011

A tax system that penalizes working & saving, and rewards borrowing & speculating

Publications, Taxation | 30th March 2011

Op-ed article published in the Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers, 30th March 2011

Observations on the proposed temporary tax levy to pay for repairs and reconstruction after the 2011 Queensland floods

Taxation | 11th March 2011

Statement to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee hearing on a proposed income tax levy, 11th March 2011


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