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The Turnbull government’s signature economic policy at last year’s election was a 5% cut in the company tax rate, over a ten-year period, at a cost to revenue estimated to be in excess of A$48 billion. As the government itself has conceded, this now stands very little prospect of being passed by the Senate.

However, there is one element of the government’s proposal which appears to enjoy almost universal political support - the idea that “small” companies should get a tax cut. The only disagreement among the Coalition, Labor and the Greens on this score is how small a company should be in order to be deserving of paying a lower rate of tax. From the standpoint of good economic policy this is surprising.

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Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we're talking with Adam Stone, CEO of Speedlancer .

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Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we're talking with James Lai, founder of MEETIG8.

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It's going to be a scorcher this week. Parts of Australia's south and east are tipped to be over 40 degrees in the coming days. If you're an business owner or manager, you should consider the wellbeing of your staff and the reliability of any work equipment during a heatwave. Being prepared is vital and we have some tips to help companies get ready for soaring temperatures.

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Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we're talking with Alexis Soulopoulos, CEO of Mad Paws.