Media Release: Taxpayers Welcome Desperately Needed Tax Reform – But Not Tax Hikes!

Taxpayers Welcome Desperately Needed Tax Reform – But Not Tax Hikes! Tim Andrews, Executive Director of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, released the following statement following publication of the Commonwealth Treasury’s Tax Discussion Paper: “Aussie families and businesses are desperate for genuine reform of our crippling, complicated and archaic tax system. Australia is rapidly falling behind in international tax competitiveness, losing jobs and businesses offshore, while households struggling under one of our regions highest tax burdens with complia...

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Each Aussie Household Taxed $100 To Give Every Auto Worker $135,000

Media Release: Each Aussie Household Taxed $100 To Give Every Auto Worker $135,000 *The Commonwealth Government today announced a further $900 million in taxpayer subsidies to car manufacturers in Australia *There are an estimated 9 million households in Australia (SOURCE: ABS Family Facts & Figures) meaning this scheme will cost each household $100 *Data received by the ATA shows 6,600 people are directly employed in car manufacturing plants in Australia (2,900 in its plants, Toyota 2,500 and Ford 1,200) meaning today’s subsidy is equal to over $135,000 a ...

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2015 FOUNDATIONS OF LIBERTY & FREE MARKET ECONOMICS APPLICATIONS OPEN!

It is with great great pleasure that the Australian Taxpayers' Alliance can announce that we will be running our hugely-successful "Foundations of Liberty & Free Market Economics" in Semester 1 of 2015 in Melbourne and Brisbane! It is a simple fact that Australian universities teach a biased version of political economy that promotes big government and failed Keynesian policies. This is why we launched a comprehensive education program to equip students with the intellectual tools to understand the fundamental of good economics, and to be able to combat the ...

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How to Communicate Liberty Effectively

Austen Erickson, Director of Operations for the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, delivered the following talk to the 2013 Mises Conference on how to communicate liberty most effectively you may find interesting:  

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Will A Flat Tax Increase Revenue?

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance has consistently called for a fairer and flatter tax system. Flat taxes, which have rejuvenated economies in Eastern Europe, have generally been shunned in the West, despite their impressive results. Last week, however, new research by the National Bureau of Economic Research in the United States, has come out demonstrating that in the United States at least, a flatter tax system with a lower rate would actually increase revenue. The abstract: “How much additional tax revenue can the government generate by increasing ...

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FACTCHECK: Has the Federal Government Cut Spending?

Almost every day we hear shrieks in the media about how the Federal Government is drastically slashing spending. Even the Federal Government uses the rhetoric of  cutting spending and “budget repair”. But is this actually true? Is the government cutting spending? Make no mistake – our public spending levels are out of control, and things are only going to get worse as debt piles up, and our aging population puts increased costs on health and welfare. Our economy is already being held back by big government. So spending cuts are desperately needed. ...

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MEDIA RELEASE: Victorian Election – Both Major Parties Fail Taxpayers

Victorian Election: Both Major Parties Fail Taxpayers The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, Australia’s leading taxpayer-advocacy body, has condemned the tax-and-spend big-government policies of both major parties in tomorrow’s Victorian election. “Both major parties have failed Victoria” said Tim Andrews, Executive Director of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance. “The Victorian Liberal Government, in a grubby last minute attempt to win votes, is promising to waste taxpayer dollars on every special interest group they can find. So desperate are they ...

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Sydney Rally: Privatise the ABC!

Australia & New Zealand Students for Liberty, in conjunction with the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance and the Australian Libertarian Society is organising a rally this saturday outside the Sydney ABC studios calling for the ABC to be privatised. We are living in a world of unparalelled media diversity thanks to the internet, and there is no reason for taxpayers to be funding a media empire when there is easy access to content with the advent of the Internet, and as content becomes easier and cheaper to produce. This is a protest against government owned media, ...

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The G20’s Most Taxing Issue

Professor Sinclair Davidson, a member of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance Board of Advisers,  recently discussed the issue of international tax competition in International Banker: In Australia, at least, big business pays a very fair share of income tax. According to OECD figures, Australian businesses paid 19.7 percent of total tax revenue in company income tax in 2011, compared to an average of 8.7 percent for the OECD as a whole. In short, there is no reason for the Australian government to believe that it is being short-changed in its company-tax receipts....

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MEDIA RELEASE: G20 Pro-Capitalism “Free The Markets” Rally This Saturday

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance (ATA), Australia’s leading non-partisan grassroots free-market activist body, is proud to announce a coalition of pro-liberty organisations will be rallying in support of free trade and free markets at the G20 summit in Brisbane this Saturday. The rally will be held at 11:00am on Saturday 15th of November at Southbank Parklands, Brisbane. Confirmed speakers currently include The Hon Dr Gary Johns, Director of the Australian Institute for Progress and former Minsiter in the Keating Government, Andrew Laming MP, Member for ...

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