In this article, originally featured in the Australian Financial Review (AFR), David Linke and Grant Wardell-Johnson explain that the basis for successful tax reform is for consensus to trump self-interest.
They believe the National Reform Summit, hosted by KPMG, showed there was enough goodwill for this to happen.
It is essential that the tax and transfer systems encourage women to re-enter the workplace, as greater female participation is a huge productivity raiser.
Employer-funded top up childcare costs should be treated as exempt benefits and Australia should move away from a family test income test for childcare. Equity and fair compensation is the key to securing reform.