Release: A plastic bag ban would hurt the environment

“A ban on plastic bags would hurt both small businesses and the environment,” says ATA Communications Manager, Emilie Dye. “While corporate supermarkets virtue signal that they care about the environment, they care about profits more. They make good money off of  $0.15 reinforced plastic bags and $1.00 totes.”

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Brian Marlow
Release: Labor gets away with stealing $388,000 of taxpayer money 

“Labor used $388,000 of taxpayers’ money to pay campaign staff. The Labor party quite literally stole from taxpayers to help their candidates win.” Says ATA Communications Manager, Emilie Dye. “Most thieves go to jail when caught. Taxpayers deserve to know why the Victoria Police and the Office of Public Prosecution are letting this case fall by the wayside.”

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Brian Marlow
Release: Taxpayers pay to deport a snack smuggler

“While concerns about African swine fever make illegally smuggling pork into the country a serious offense, the government should respond with the appropriate amount of force to match the crime.” Says ATA Communications Manager, Emilie Dye. “When the Australian Border Force deports someone the taxpayers must foot the bill.”

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Brian Marlow
Release: Stop making regional Australians pay for city amenities 

“Life in rural Australia does not resemble life in the city centers. Not only do people in rural areas face a harsher climate and a more isolated existence, the economies in these areas differ greatly from those in more populated areas.” Says ATA Communications Manager, Emilie Dye. Our tax code should recognize and offset these differences.”

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Brian Marlow
Release: Sukkar plan gives ATO even more power to hurt small business

“The ‘Sukkar plan’ gives the ATO broad and indeterminate powers to dictate a business’ GST then indiscriminately holds company directors personally liable for supposed lapses. The ‘Sukkar plan’ shoots the Australian economy in the foot.” Say ATA Communications Manager, Emilie Dye. “Small businesses hold up the economy and yet they remain the ATO’s favorite target.”

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Brian Marlow
Release: A global tax means more not less crony capitalism

“In our global world with monolithic corporations like Google, Facebook, and Uber people are tempted to ‘level the playing field.’” Said ATA Communications Manager, Emilie Dye. “But rather than pitting an international organization against business, we should allow for competition between businesses and between countries.”

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Brian Marlow
Release: No Welfare For Activist Bullies

“We fully support the rights of people in a liberal democracy to protest for causes they believe in.” said Satya Marar, ATA Director of Policy. “And if they do indeed believe that Australia is run by evil tyrants who are destroying the environment by not rapidly deindustrialising society for the sake of drastic and unfeasible emissions reduction targets that go well beyond our international obligations, then they can show that opposition by not taking money from the same ‘tyrants’.

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Satyajeet Marar
Release: Cut both regulation and taxes to fix slumping economy

When it comes to stimulating the economy, Australia doesn’t need to flood itself with more artificially cheap credit. It needs to reduce burdensome regulations in order to benefit our hardworking businesses and the consumers they serve. Businesses are not going to grow or become more competitive when they are burdened by high taxes and expensive regulation, especially in a risky economy.

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Brian Marlow
Release: Hong Kong Coalition Letter

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, a grassroots advocacy organization working on behalf of Australian Taxpayers, today joined an international coalition of 48 think tanks and advocacy groups in calling for international solidarity with the Hong Kong people against the authoritarian Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government’s encroachment on their freedoms and autonomy, and the pro-CCP Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) police who have repeatedly violated protesters’ human rights. 

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Brian Marlow