David Baker talks with ABC News Breakfast about the significant issue of affordability for families needing childcare and how improvements could be made to government assistance funding to childcare that would see families better able to afford childcare services.
MacDonald conviction shows strength of NSW ICAC model for federal ICAC
Today’s conviction of the former NSW Labor Minister Ian Macdonald for misconduct in public office shows the importance of establishing a federal corruption watchdog with teeth.
$10m limit only excludes 1.4% of companies while large company tax cut would be worth $11 billion pa
The Australia Institute has calculated that denying tax cuts to those companies
The Impact of Penalty Rate Cuts on Personal Tax Revenue and Welfare
Research from the Australia institute has calculated the impact of the recent Fair Work Commission decision to cut penalty rates on the Commonwealth Budget.
Pain of penalty rate cuts can not be avoided through transition measures
Analysis from The Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work has shown that proposals for phasing in lower penalty rates for work on Sundays and holidays will not “protect” the workers affected by those cuts, and in some cases would make things worse.
Voters oppose company tax cuts, dole cuts: Poll
Polling of the marginal seat of Dickson, the seat held by Peter Dutton, shows strong opposition to two Coalition policies before the current parliamentary sitting – welfare cuts, and cutting the company tax rate.
How to invent a clean energy company
This was first published in EcoGeneration online on 8 March 2017 and in the print edition.
Murky communication won’t help the clean energy cause
This was first published in EcoGeneration online on 20 Jan 2017 and in the print edition.