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NRA urges new government to push through tax cuts

The National Retail Association has congratulated Scott Morrison on his re-election and urged him to “move very quickly” on cutting taxes. The call comes after the NRA publicly backed the government’s promised personal and business tax cuts as “good for retailers”. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said: “Both sides of politics …

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AUSVEG slams ‘radical’ vegan activists

AUSVEG has expressed solidarity with Australian farmers and condemned “radical” vegan activists and following direct action in Melbourne and elsewhere. The peak industry body says it’s “disappointed” it’s been dragged into the controversy and has distance itself from the activists. It doesn’t want its plant-based commodities “to add fuel to …

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MGA welcomes bringing forward of SME tax cuts

Master Grocers Australia (MGA) has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s decision to bring forward tax cuts for SMEs. These include small-to-medium-sized supermarkets, liquor stores and hardware outlets. CEO of MGA Jos de Bruin said: “Our members are facing cost increases at a rate never seen before. Bringing forward a reduction …

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Government throws in towel over tampon tax

The Australian federal government has finally agreed to scrap GST on sanitary products, broadly known as the ‘tampon tax’. It will remove the 10 per cent tax on tampons and towels, which means they should become cheaper for consumers. The move comes after decades of campaigning by groups who have …

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Competition law reform passes through Lower House

Changes to competition laws will see the introduction of the ‘effects test’ proposed by Professor Ian Harper in his extensive review. Treasurer Scott Morrison says the legislation – together with reforms to the misuse of market power provision, which are already before Parliament – moves towards the Government’s aim of …

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