July 2001

Research report

1 Jul 2001

This paper by Natalie Taylor and Michael Wenzel reports on an experimental study, conducted in collaboration with the Australian Taxation Office (Tax Office), investigating the effects of different letter styles on the rental income reported and rental deductions claimed by 6803 taxpayers with rental property....

Research report

1 Jul 2001

Julie Lee argues that for women the birth of a child is usually associated with withdrawal from the labour force with consequent loss of income and the break in the continuity of work experience. The extent of these losses can be ameliorated by transition arrangements...

Research report

1 Jul 2001

The Howard government's recent defence white paper was said by its authors to be the result of a new and more open and rigorous approach to policymaking. The document was seen by some to be the 'best Australian Defence White Paper yet'. Graeme Cheeseman argues...

Research report

1 Jul 2001

The recognition of youth homelessness as a social problem has been well documented over the last 20 years and more. Recent approaches to the problem put particular emphasis on prevention and early intervention strategies. Integral to such approaches are the supply of income transfer payments...

Research report

1 Jul 2001

The Hon. Phil Goff, New Zealand's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade considers the proposition: are New Zealand and Australia moving closer together or drifting apart? The paper argues that, in a globalising world, it makes sense for the two countries to work closely together...