Today we had a guest speaker, Professor John Quiggin, who’s an ARC Federation Fellow in Economics and Political Science at the University of Queensland. In fact, he grabbed our attention when he declared during the last federal election the following:
“The Greens economic policy is one of the most coherent and intellectually-defensible documents of its kind ever put forward by an Australian political party”.
Naturally, we weren’t surprised at the sentiment but it was honourable for him to declare it publicly.
Today John touched on the economic benefits of investing in sustainable industries and also daringly discussed some of the taxes incestives that the government gives to business that should be removed. For example, Fringe Benefit Tax on company cars.