Politics & Social Issues

28 January 2015

One of the long standing debates in tax policy is that between advocates of income and consumption taxes. This article summarises the issues and looks at the research evidence in favour of each of these tax bases. 

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27 January 2015

The fairness of Australia’s refugee policies looks different at the Al Zaatari camp.

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27 January 2015

This report argues that Australia is lagging behind the rest of the developed world in empowering rural women.

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26 January 2015

Focuses on the lessons to be learned from the US experience in Afghanistan to date, and the problems Afghanistan faces now that most US and allied combat forces have left.

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23 January 2015

The Commonwealth Government will establish a Digital Transformation Office (DTO) within the Department of Communications so that government services can be delivered digitally from start to finish and better serve the needs of citizens and businesses.

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23 January 2015

This is the second of 2 reports presenting measures of returns to sentenced youth justice supervision using data from the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set.

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22 January 2015

This book describes and assesses Japan’s maritime surveillance capabilities, with particular respect to the underwater segment, about which there is little strategic analysis in publicly available literature.

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22 January 2015

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the 2013 federal election in Australia, which brought the conservative Abbott government to power, consigned the fractious Labor Party to the Opposition benches and ended the ‘hung parliament’ experiment of 2010–13.

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22 January 2015

Australia’s job market has failed badly since the global financial crisis

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21 January 2015

This volume brings together presentations from an event exploring the frames of reference from which to view the colonisation of Australia by the First Fleet.

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