13 May 11 The Tax Institute in the media
The Tax Institute spoke to the Budget changes on camera at the Press Gallery 'doorstop' in Canberra on Tuesday 10 May 2011 (all major TV and radio networks present). This was followed by one-on-one interviews with Legal Weekly, radio 3AW, 3MTR, 2CC, 2DayFM, 2GB, 2SM, 2UE, Nova, and CanberraFM. AAP newswires covered the content of The Tax Institute’s media statement on the night.
On Wednesday 11 May 2011 we saw further coverage of The Tax Institute’s media statement in The Australian, Daily Telegraph, Business Spectator, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, Adelaide Advertiser and Perth Now: “Tax Institute welcomes super changes” and Sky News “Mixed reception for super measures”; also in Dynamic Business, Startup Smart and Trading Room.
Before the Budget, The Tax Institute was also quoted in The Australian: “Tax relief on offer for excess contributions to super” on Tuesday 10 May 2011 in relation to the need for reform of the excess super contributions tax. In the article we say that a better legislative solution would be to recognise errors or omissions as grounds for relief from the hefty tax hit on excess superannuation contributions.