Original article by Ben Packham
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 22-Mar-18
Ten of the nation’s largest companies have committed to increasing their investment in Australia if the Federal Government progressively reduces the corporate tax rate from 30 per cent to 25 per cent. They argue that increased investment will in turn result in the creation of more jobs and ultimately boost wages. Meanwhile, independent senator Steve Martin has agreed to support the Enterprise Tax Plan Bill, although fellow independent Tim Storer has yet to decide his position. The Government requires the support of nine Senate crossbenchers.
BUSINESS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, WOOLWORTHS GROUP LIMITED – ASX WOW, WESFARMERS LIMITED – ASX WES, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, ENERGYAUSTRALIA PTY LTD, FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, ORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED – ASX ORG, MYOB GROUP LIMITED – ASX MYO, JBS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LIMITED – ASX WPL, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FINANCE, ONE NATION PARTY, NICK XENOPHON TEAM, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY