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What are the Brotherhood of St Laurence priorities for tax reform? /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography : p. 11-12 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The principles of equity, efficiency and simplicity are usually cited as key goals of a well-designed tax system. These principles can be conflicting and the process of developing tax policy is a competitive one, with different groups arguing for a tax system that best meets their interests. The Brotherhood of St Laurence believes that equity is an essential foundation on which any fair tax and transfer system should be constructed. The tax system has a key role in helping to build a society where equal opportunities are provided to all of its members. Tax and transfer policy is still one of the most effective tools we have to prevent social exclusion and the deprivation experienced by those who are most disadvantaged.Availability: (1)

Why the Henry Review fails on family tax reform : paper presented at the conference on Australia's Future Tax System: A Post-Henry Review : 21-23 June, 2010 /

by Apps, Patricia | Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy esearch.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University, Centre for Economic Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010Summary: While acknowledging the importance of fairness and the need to avoid creating disincentives in the design of tax reform, the Henry Review recommends a simplified Personal Income Tax and child payments withdrawn on a single family income test. This paper shows that the proposed reforms would consolidate the existing family tax system, which clearly fails in terms of both fairness and disincentives. In the early 1980?s Australia had a highly progressive individual income tax and universal family payments. Since then family income tests on child payments and tax cuts at high income levels have transformed the system into one of joint taxation with the highest marginal rates on low and average wage two-earner families. Under the Review?s recommendations the same families would continue to face the highest tax rates. Data presented indicate strong negative effects on productivity and the tax base due to disincentive effects on labour supply and saving over the life cycle. The paper proposes a return to a strongly progressive individual based income tax and universal family paymentsAvailability: (1)

Will you still vote for me in the morning? : why politicians aren't rushing to increase taxes. /

by Norton, Andrew.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Centre for Independent Studies 2004Description: ix, 21 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 19-21)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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