David Richardson

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Briefing paper

7 May 2018

This briefing paper shows the recently announced 23.9% tax-to-GDP cap is entirely arbitrary, and that a strict tax cap with no policy change will severely limit choices in government spending.

Discussion paper

22 Mar 2018

Over the ten years to 2026-27, when the total benefit to companies is estimated at $65 billion, The Australia Institute estimates the big four banks will receive a ‘gift’ of $9.5 billion, with the Commonwealth Bank alone to receive $2.8 billion.

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Ten years on from the Global Financial Crisis, average CEO pay is back on the rise
14 Mar 2018

This report, analysing CEO pay in Australia, has found concerning trends that mirror the surge in executive pay in the lead-up to the GFC.

Discussion paper

21 Nov 2017

This paper reviews the implications of the latest Trump tax plan for Australia; in particular that part of the plan that involves changes to the company tax arrangements.

Discussion paper

21 Jul 2017

This paper examines aspects of the present use of trusts with a view to outlining the extent of the problem and examining who benefits.

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