John Humphreys

A budget about (nearly) nothing

18 May 2024 11:53 am

The Australian Federal Budget gave us a couple of big headlines, but most of them were fake news. The Treasurer…

Victorian budget blues

11 May 2024 2:57 am

The best thing that can be said about the 2024 Victorian Budget is that it’s not as bad as recent…

Tax changes our behaviour

26 October 2022 10:00 am

Most people resent paying tax. Though it’s a sentiment just about everyone can relate to, the economic argument against tax…

The most important reform in 20 years

19 September 2022 12:30 pm

Stage three income tax cuts represent Australia’s most important piece of microeconomic reform in 20 years. From 2024, the marginal…

How smarter tax cuts will boost the budget

24 October 2019 1:00 pm

Treasury’s flawed tax model has led to the government’s structural reforms being estimated to cost much more than they actually…