Australian Federal Election 2019

Be aware of the major parties’ tax and super policies that could impact your clients.

In Brief

  • The Australian Federal Election will be held on 18 May 2019
  • Find out more about the policy advocacy CA ANZ is doing in the lead up to the election
  • Your one stop shop for identifying the tax and superannuation policies which may impact your clients and your business

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) is continuing to advocate on behalf of members and the profession with the Government and the Opposition in the lead up to the Australian Election on 18 May 2019, with a focus on tax and superannuation issues.

We have also prepared a detailed summary of the Australian Labor Party (Labor), Liberal Party of Australia (Liberal) and the Australian Greens' tax and superannuation policies ahead of the election.

The Policy Platforms

The major parties have published their policy platforms across tax, superannuation and other key areas. Are you aware of the policies which may impact your clients, your business and your environment?

Liberal Policies

The Coalition government has made a string of announcements this year in the lead up to and including the Federal Budget handed down on 2 April 2019.

The announcements mainly relate to easing tax on low-middle income earners and making life easier for small business.

One of the government's announcements has already become law – the increase in the instant asset write-off threshold from Budget night to $30,000 and extension to businesses with a turnover of less than $50 million.

Labor Policies

Labor has an ambitious tax and superannuation reform agenda which it has published in stages over recent years.

Labor modelling suggests that most of the revenue raising measures impacting individuals will affect mainly high income earners, a claim which the Coalition contests in policy areas such as negative gearing and franking credit refunds.

Australian Greens' Policies

The Greens' economic plan is centred on the proposition that a strong economy is a sustainable economy, built on a healthy environment.

It is also based on the philosophies that our nation's wealth is determined by the shape, not just the size, of our economy, and that the needs of the people should drive the economy, not the economy prevailing over the needs of the people.

2019 Australian Federal Budget

Taxes will be a key battleground in the federal election with the Budget proposing deep cuts to personal income tax.

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