The divisive rhetoric surrounding federal Labor's proposed tax on family trusts masks the real debate we need to have about the Australian tax system, argues Andrea Michaels.
The State Liberals' move to block a key Budget measure is a short-term decision which South Australia's business lobby may come to regret, writes Adelaide tax lawyer Andrea Michaels.
Governments are failing to prepare for the profound demographic shift in Australia - and their policy paralysis could come at a high cost for future budgets and individual lives, writes Adelaide tax specialist Andrea Michaels.
It's time for the Federal Government to stop messing about with low impact policy fiddling and provide some real economic reform, writes Adelaide tax and family business specialist Andrea Michaels.
Housing affordability is a huge problem but allowing first home buyers to raid their superannuation is a dumb idea, writes Andrea Michaels.
Australia desperately needs economic reform but any hope for change is being crushed by a political culture captured by populists and major parties obsessed with power above all else, writes Andrea Michaels.