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The future of state governments?

In a speech 3 days ago, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke recommended that Australia should abolish its state governments.The speech was widely reported – see, for example, The Australian’s coverage here. Hawke argued that state borders were “bloody absurd” and that Australia would be governed more effectively with only two levels of government (federal and […]

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Parkinson on tax reform

In a speech yesterday at the McKell Institute, Martin Parkinson – the incoming head of  the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (and former head of Treasury, as well as a distinguished graduate of the University of Adelaide’s School of Economics) – noted the importance of tax reform and, in particular, the need for careful […]

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Tax Reform Article in The Australian

Paul Kerin and Christopher Findlay published an article in The Australian yesterday which expands on Paul’s recent blog on tax reform. Read the article here.

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