The Australia Institute has bought a full page advert, and started a petition, in support of Labor’s policy to stop most refunds of excess franking credits. The ad ran over the weekend in The Saturday Paper: The Australia Institute calculates that the money raised from stopping refunds of franking credits… Read More »Australia Institute runs full page ad in support of franking credit policy
Labor policy to stop refunding franking credits
MP Tim Wilson has not been found in contempt of the House of Representatives for his activities around the franking credits inquiry, though his actions may have fallen below the standard expected, says the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Mr Wilson is the Char of the House of Representatives… Read More »Tim Wilson not in contempt over franking credit inquiry
Tim Wilson’s franking credits inquiry, which has come under scrutiny and criticism, is coming to Western Australia and South Australia. So far the public hearings of the inquiry have been held in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. The newly announced locations are: Carlisle, Western Australia – 25 February 2019 Guildford, Western… Read More »Tim Wilson franking credits inquiry coming to WA, SA
Written by Peter Martin, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. You’re forgiven for being confused. Newspapers need to economise on words. Television and radio reporters need to economise on seconds. So they use shorthand: words like “dividend imputation”, “franking credits”, and yes, “retiree tax”. Which is fine if… Read More »Words that matter. What’s a franking credit? What’s dividend imputation? And what’s ‘retiree tax’?
Labor has called for Liberal MP Tim Wilson to resign as Chair of the House of Representatives Committee conducting an inquiry into refundable franking credits. Labor claims that Tim Wilson has a conflict on interest, following from a report in the Sydney Morning Herald detailing connections between Tim Wilson and… Read More »Labor calls for Tim Wilson to resign Chair of Committee running franking credit inquiry
The Parliamentary website of the franking credits inquiry says it is the official page of the inquiry and that pre-registration for public hearings is not required. This is despite the fact that the criticised Stop The Retirement Tax website has been registering attendees. Breaking: Labor have called for Tim Wilson to resign as Chair of the Committee conducting the inquiry into refundable franking credits, claiming a conflict of interest The House of Representatives Standing Committee… Read More »Stop the Retirement Tax website criticised, registrations not required
The battle between the Labor and Liberal parties over franking credits is heating up. Labor announced its policy of stopping most refunds of excess franking credits in March 2018, but the fight over it has escalated in the first few weeks of this election year. Speaking on ABC radio, Shadow… Read More »Voters “perfectly entitled” to vote against Labor over franking credits: Labor
The Cancer Council Queensland is concerned about a potential reduction in donations as an unintended consequence of Labor’s proposed changes to franking credit refunds. Labor has a policy of stopping refunds of excess franking credits for most taxpayers. Update: The Cancer Council Queensland has asked that its submission to the… Read More »Cancer Council Qld worried about donations after franking credit change
The Parliamentary inquiry into refunding franking credits is coming to Queensland – a key battleground in the upcoming Federal election.
Following from public hearings in New South Wales and Victoria last year, the inquiry will be holding public hearings in Queensland in late January.Read More »Refunding franking credits inquiry comes to Queensland
Labor’s policy to stop most refunds of franking credits is cruel blow to retirees, and fails four tests of public policy, says the Alliance for a Fairer Retirement System.
The Alliance for a Fairer Retirement System says Labor’s franking credits measure fails four tests of sound public policy – adequacy, sustainability, certainty, and “most importantly” fairness.Read More »Labor’s franking credit policy a “cruel blow” to retirees