Personal Finance

Tax 'Super Changes' are Taxing


Any change in taxation invariably raises questions about distribution. Who loses, who wins – and who loses most – will always be an issue. However, such analysis should be applied with care, lest it miss the bigger picture.

Spin Class with the Microfinance 'Credit Bicycle'


Microfinance has been celebrated as a way to get money into the hands of poor people, and most famously women, so they can jump-start small businesses. These tiny loans with minimal requirements to borrow have become a global phenomenon.

Can Company Tax Cuts Really Benefit Australians?


A long-term plan to cut the company tax rate from 30% to 25% is the centrepiece of the Coalition’s economic plan for jobs and growth. The Coalition maintains the change will boost GDP by more than 1% in the long-term, at a budgetary cost of $48.2 billion over the next 10 years.