With the 20th anniversary of the introduction of GST, the calls for tax reform are rising.
We should re-think and re-focus our taxation structure to give
improved incentives to work and make productive investments. We should seek
taxation structures that are simple to administer and difficult to avoid.
too long we have seen people taxed on their work at too high a level relative
to the returns given to passive capital (including the family home). All taxes
should be put on the table for consideration with no sacred cows.
"Industry Minister Ed Husic will take a proposal for a new digital apprenticeship scheme to next month’s national jobs and skills summit in a bid to beat a severe shortfall in tech workers that he says threatens the nation’s economic growth."...40 per cent of tech jobs did not need a university degree and the country needed a modern training system “fit for purpose”."The tech sector, which estimates it needs an extra 650,000 people by 2030”...ARTICLE > https://bit.ly/3P8tXul
JOBS & SKILLS SUMMIT 2022 > https://bit.ly/3bAaqVQ
FUTURE WORK SUMMIT 2022 > https://bit.ly/3SrxTcBhttps://bit.ly/3Sy8spF
TECH COUNCIL REPORT >
Australians face many issues today, and we can take action
to impact some more than others.
Action on climate change is essential, but the impact of our
contribution to the global challenge is minimal.
Things are different regarding the economy and opportunities
for coming generations. We can re-set our taxation framework and government
spending patterns to reduce debt and boost chances for all.
We need a community-wide deliberation on how to share the
load in building a more robust economy and ladder of opportunity for future
New York City joins at least seven US states that are requiring some form of salary transparency, including Colorado, Washington and Connecticut. The rules are part of a broader push to narrow the gender pay gap by also prohibiting companies in many jurisdictions from asking about compensation at previous employers or retaliating against workers who share their own pay information.
New York City’s new law applies to employers with four or more workers. That amounts to about 1/3 of employers but roughly 90% of workers in the city, according to state Labor Department statistics.