14 February 2016
In Australia, the federal government raises most of its money through personal income tax, company tax and the GST, while the states also raise smaller amounts through things like insurance taxes and conveyancing stamp duties.
Although the states raise less money, they are responsible for the lion’s share of spending, which leads to the perpetual tussle between the two levels of government over money.
There’s been a lot of talk about tax reform in Australia recently but what exactly is the problem and can it be fixed?
Rear Vision speaks to Per Capita’s Warwick Smith, Dr Julie Smith from the ANU, Professor Neil Warren from UNSW, and Professor Miranda Stewart from the ANU.