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John Hewson

Professor and Chair, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School ANU. Former Liberal Party leader

John Hewson is Professor and Chair of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School ANU. Dr Hewson was leader of the Liberal Party of Australia between 1990 and 1994.
The LNP And ALP Must Form A Coalition Of A Different

The LNP And ALP Must Form A Coalition Of A Different Kind

We now have the prospect of messy, and probably ephemeral "deals" with the minor parties and independents having to be done for any semblance of government to proceed. Might I suggest that, as an effective alternative, Turnbull and Shorten actually sit down together and do a deal on the major issues, in the national interest.
05/07/2016 10:04 AM AEST
Malcolm Turnbull's Taxing

Malcolm Turnbull's Taxing Times

Be sure of one thing -- doing little or nothing in terms of genuine tax reform, over and over, and expecting better growth results, comes very close to confirming Einstein's definition of insanity.
09/02/2016 9:55 AM AEDT
The Task Of Tax Reform Is Almost

The Task Of Tax Reform Is Almost Herculean

There is now little opportunity to just "tweak" the system with a few marginal adjustments, given both the magnitude and urgency of the need for genuine reform and the mounting business and community expectations.
08/12/2015 5:03 AM AEDT
Both The Press And The Pollies Need To Lift Their

Both The Press And The Pollies Need To Lift Their Game

Political leaders need to raise the sophistication and professionalism of their media team and strategy. Equally, the media need to think about the standards to which they operate. Both are fundamentally important to the quality of our democracy.
16/09/2015 9:07 AM AEST