Tom McIlroy, Financial Review

Tom McIlroy

Financial Review

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Recent articles by Tom:

Census 2021 reveals the changing face of Australia

The pandemic era - and potentially most complete - headcount of Australians shows a less religious, more multicultural, no longer Boomer-dominated country. → Read More

Morrison’s ‘strike team’ migration envoy departs

Australia’s special envoy for global business and talent attraction has left the Home Affairs Department. → Read More

Working from home tax claim shortcut set to end

An 80¢-per-hour tax shortcut created to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic won’t be available after June 30. → Read More

Albanese and Dutton get a pay bump weeks into the job

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s salary will increase to more than $564,000 from next month. → Read More

Labor to face Greens, Liberal pressure on anti-corruption commission

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus says he wants the new commission operating by the middle of next year. → Read More

Indigenous immigration detention legal, High Court rules

Indigenous man Brendan Thoms lost a legal fight for damages over his immigration detention → Read More

Too many ATO employees on temporary contracts: Labor

Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones says ongoing Tax Office operations should not be funded on a temporary basis. → Read More

The COVID-19 claims you can use to boost your tax return

Masks, personal protective equipment and rapid test kits are among eligible expenses that can claimed against tax. → Read More

Taxing Google, Facebook: Labor to push for more progress on OECD tax deal

Progress has slowed on a landmark 139-country deal to set a new global tax rate and better tax tech giants. → Read More

Teals to push Labor on corruption and climate

High-profile teal independents say they want the movement to endure after the 2022 federal election. → Read More

Albanese launches campaign final sprint

The Labor leader plans to have visited every state and territory in the final seven days of the election campaign. → Read More

Great Barrier Reef needs a bit more than lobbying: Albanese

Asked if Labor would continue to lobby member countries of the World Heritage Committee, Mr Albanese said the government would always engage in Australia’s national interest. “It is in Australia’s national interest for the Great Barrier Reef to not be listed as endangered,” he said. “We supported the actions that the federal government took. But what it needs is a bit more than lobbying because… → Read More

Younger voters betrayed by Labor and Libs: Bandt

The Greens leader says a “youth uprising” on climate and renters’ rights can sway the federal election. → Read More

‘Keep Josh’: Frydenberg toughens his fight for Kooyong

The Treasurer’s campaign is asking voters to re-elect their local member and “Keep Australia secure” → Read More

Greens plan $21b coal export levy

The minor party would use the Senate balance of power to dramatically speed up Australia’s exit from coal. → Read More

Labor fuels pensioner cashless debit scare campaign

Prime Minister Scott Morrison hit out at what he called a ‘despicable’ lie by Labor → Read More

Greens plan to force coal moratorium on Labor

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese says a Labor government would ‘welcome’ jobs associated with new mega mines. → Read More

Liberal senator quits over dual citizenship breach

The WA Liberal discovered he was a New Zealand dual citizen during vetting for the May federal election → Read More

‘Do your job’: Albanese slams PM’s trans fight

Labor says calls for a ban on transgender players in community sport are cynical and divisive. → Read More

Labor vows help for Tasmanians priced out of housing by mainlanders

Anthony Albanese said a Labor government would do more to address housing supply challenges. → Read More