Original article by Simon Benson
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 8-Feb-18
Former Business Council of Australia president Tony Shepherd says employees and shareholders of large companies should directly benefit from any reduction in the corporate tax rate via higher wages and increased dividend payouts. Many large companies in the US have announced wage rises in response to the Trump administration’s tax package. However, Treasurer Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have questioned the merits of a "social contract" in Australia if across-the-board corporate tax cuts are passed by federal parliament.
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