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Christopher Serju, Gleaner Writer Ban the importation of all agricultural produce which can be cultivated locally! This, according to Peter McConnell, managing director of Worthy Park Estate Limited, is the first practical step that should be taken
Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says Tasmania can stop managing its economic decline and instead focus on growth. Mr Abbott says the state's Labor-Green government is too focused on a scare campaign over GST funds while its economy suffers.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh claimed credit for liberalising the FDI regime in the multi-brand retail sector, controlling inflation, working on fiscal consolidation and giving a boost to manufacturing. He, however, refrained from making any remarks
Tax Tracker web app launched Maxim Institute, Fuseworks May 16, 2013, 9:11 pm Did you know that your tax pays more towards subsidising tertiary education than for the Police and foreign aid combined? Today sees the launch of Maxim Institute's free,
May, 2013 Budget missed an opportunity Booksellers NZ Booksellers NZ is disappointed the Government did not make a budget statement of intent to clean up the $400 million loophole in the collection of GST. We asked them back in March to consider
The National Retailers Association (NRA) says the Government has missed a "golden opportunity" to boost the budget by not lowering the GST threshold on foreign goods. The budget shows $17 billion has been wiped off the nation's books this financial
Retail spending has risen from the December quarter's super-heated levels, growing 0.9 per cent in the first three months of the year in dollar terms and 0.5 per cent in volume terms. Compared with the March quarter last year, sales volumes were up 3.
One in every $4 of commonwealth spending will go to the states, the budget papers show. The states will receive $95.3 billion in payments in 2013/14, up 3.6 per cent on the previous year. About 85 per cent of the funding is broadly untied, meaning
R.I. (AP) Pet groomers and taxi drivers urged state lawmakers on Thursday to repeal new sales taxes on their services, less than a year after the General Assembly voted to impose the taxes. A state Senate committee is reviewing legislation that would
Australia's Labor government is keeping mum about what it wants and does not want for the state in the 2013 federal budget. Premier Jay Weatherill, who also became treasurer in January, will only say: "I've made all of our representations to the