Mark Carnegie's proposal for the wealthiest 15% of Australians to pay an additional 15% tax won't be an immediate priority to emerge from this week's Tax Forum, but it's likely to be the one that's still up for discussion in the years to come.
Angry unionists, warring associations, powerful CEOs trying to defend their pay packets and the enthusiasm of one particular independent: this tax forum's got the makings of a day out at the circus. Pity the politicians looked a little uninterested.
Jonathan Chancellor, editor of The Power Index's sister publication Property Observer, has the scoop on where the powerful are buying and selling this week.
Mining magnate Andrew Forrest may be able to dodge a corporate regulator bullet after winning the right to appeal a Federal Court ruling which found him guilty of misleading investors seven years ago.
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