Friday, August 26, 2011

Pascoe, Clitheroe to chair October 4 tax summit



We are pleased to announce that the facilitators for the forum will be Paul Clitheroe and Michael Pascoe, who will bring many years of experience in taxation, finance and the media to their roles.

• Mr Clitheroe is a leading commentator on financial issues and is renowned for his ability to explain complex money issues in plain English. As Chair of the Financial Literacy Board, he has established a national strategy to improve the financial skills of all Australians through schools and the workplace.

• Mr Pascoe is one of Australia’s most respected and experienced finance and economics commentators, with 37 years in newspaper, broadcast and online journalism covering economic, business and finance issues.



And there's a program:

Day 1, Tuesday 4 October

Registrations open at 7.30am

. Introductory session

. Business tax session

Lunch

. State taxes session

. Environmental and social taxes session

Evening function

Day 2, Wednesday 5 October

Day 2 starts at 8.30 am

. Transfer payments session

. Personal tax session

Lunch

. Tax system governance session

. Closing session

Close of Tax Forum at 4.30pm



Details: www.futuretax.gov.au


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4 comments:

Peter Martin said...

Lorax writes:

They couldn't do better than Pascoe? What about Colebatch?

The Lorax said...

Now that's weird. You reposting my comments now?

Peter Martin said...

You violated the obvious but rarely mentioned comments policy.

Because I like you, I reposted the bit that was fit to post.

The Lorax said...

Well youd lose half your comments if you banned me :)

Sorry, was it the bit about Pascoe's ranking amongst Australian financial journalists?

Some great quotes from the Coca-Cola Amatil CEO today.

''I think the first thing we have to recognise is that the mining boom will finish, as opposed to the head-in-the-sand attitude that it will go on forever, which it won't, and then to ask what kind of Australia we want once it does finish,'' says Coca-Cola Amatil chief executive Terry Davis.

''And you see what has happened to America where they have basically outsourced manufacturing and they are bearing the brunt or cost of that.''

...

''Where the real impact is out in the western suburbs of Sydney and southern suburbs of Melbourne where all the medium manufacturers can't compete against Chinese imports, finding exports impossible,'' says CCA's Davis.


I simply ask: Where are the voters?

Where are elections decided? In the Pilbara or in the outer suburbs of Australian cities?

This will develop into a huge political issue. Huge. All it needs is a politician smart enough to exploit it.

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