SUKKAR MUST ACT ON QUADBIKE SAFETY

By the time Australians head home from work today, as many as six people will have been to emergency departments as a result of quad bike accidents. Over 230 Australians have died in quad bike accidents since 2001, including seven this year to date, and more than 650 people are hospitalised every year following quad bike accidents. Continue reading

FEDS IN HIDING ON PROPOSED CUTS TO REMOTE TAX REBATES

The Morrison Government is in hiding over major Productivity Commission recommendations to cut tax rebates for Australians in remote areas.Last week, the Productivity Commission released its Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments Draft Report. The report recommends major changes that would see people living in Northern Australia and other remote communities paying more in taxes. Continue reading

LABOR WELCOMES GOVERNMENT'S OPAL TOWER BUNGLE BACKDOWN

The Government’s bleakly titled ‘Treasury Amendment Laws (2019 Tax Integrity and Other Measures NO. 1) Bill 2019’ contained botched legislative work regarding the definition of ‘vacant land’, leaving the door open for Opal and Mascot Tower residents getting whacked again while overseas investors get a free pass. Continue reading

STEPHEN JONES - SPEECH - FINANCIAL SERVICES COUNCIL SUMMIT - 28 AUGUST 2019

Thanks to Sally Loane, CEO of the FSC, for having me here. The financial services industry is a key pillar of Australia’s economic infrastructure. And it’s a pillar we need to be standing as strong as possible. We need it to manage our risks and protect our loved ones through insurance. We need carefully considered advice to help us navigate an increasing complex financial world. But one of its most important roles is as guardians and caretakers of Australia’s superannuation system.       Continue reading

COMMUNITIES ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM NOW OPEN

The Communities Environment Grant Program is now open.  This Grant Program provides grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to groups in my electorate of Whitlam for projects that deliver positive environmental outcomes and give community the resources, skills and knowledge to care for the environment. Continue reading