Local government welcomes Henry Tax Review

By Angela Dorizas Local government has welcomed the release of the Henry Tax Review and the Rudd Government’s decision to reject an expansion of land tax to all landowners. In its response to the long awaited review of Australia’s tax system, the Government adopted four of the 138 recommendations. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Treasurer […]

Queensland councils seek access to growth tax

By Angela Dorizas With the Henry Tax Review finalising its recommendations to the Australian Government, councils in Queensland have called for broad reform of the system. Treasury Secretary Ken Henry and his tax review panel is due to report back to the Government before Christmas. Local Government Association of Queensland president, Cr Paul Bell, has voiced concerns […]

Ken Henry floats congestion tax

By Angela Dorizas The review of Australia’s tax system may include a proposal to replace petrol taxes with congestion charging, according to Treasury secretary Ken Henry. In his speech to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) last week, Dr Henry indicated that his review is likely to include proposed reform of road taxes. Dr Henry […]

Councils seek share of road tax revenue

By Staff Writer Local government has called on the Commonwealth to include local roads in any future road and transport tax reform. The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) said it wants to be “closely involved” in any future user charges for travel on its roads. ALGA president Geoff Lake voiced the sector’s concerns following the release […]


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