The Rudd Government and the Henry Tax Review
16 June 2010
Professor Michael Dirkis commented on the Rudd Government's response to the Henry Tax Review recently in an article in The Australian.
Professor Dirkis said the Rudd Government had rejected 20 per cent of the Henry report's key recommendations.
He added that it was most worrying that the Rudd government had established no process for considering further reform.
"A vast number of the proposals are still out there without a formal government response.
"Having commissioned the thing, you would think they would establish a timetable for review that would tell people when and how they would consider the rest of the recommendations. Instead, all we get is the initial response, followed up by the budget a week later and then a stony silence."
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