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David Richardson

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The Australia Institute

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Discussion paper

21 Jul 2017

This report, by The Australia Institute’s Senior Research Fellow, David Richardson, shows that, according to ATO data, the equivalent of 21.6 per cent of Australia’s national income was run through a trust.

The latest ATO figures show there are 823,448 trusts with assets of $3.1 trillion...

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17 Jul 2017

A new report from Hobart-based think tank, The Australia Institute Tasmania, has found that previous estimates of the impact of phasing out poker machines on employment are inconsistent with recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data.   

ABS data suggests gambling employment in...

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Discussion paper

15 Jun 2017

This report models the impact of an increased Medicare Levy in comparison to a progressive Medicare Levy, more like income tax, on the spread of Australian income earners. 

The Turnbull Government proposes to increase the Medicare levy to 2.5 per cent of income from July 2019. That would...

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Research report

08 Mar 2017

Pauline Hanson's February 2017 announcement that One Nation will again campaign for a flat-rate 2 per cent turnover tax takes her back to a policy position she first adopted nearly two decades ago.Initial analysis suggests that a shift from the current taxation mix to a 2 per cent turn over tax...

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Discussion paper

31 Jan 2017

The government’s 10-year company tax cut plan was announced in the May 2016 budget, but was always going to be difficult to sell as an urgently needed reform. Since then, the debate has effectively shown that there is nothing in it that would increase the incentive to invest. This reflects the...

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Briefing paper

04 Aug 2016

New research released by the Australia Institute today shows that government moves to cut unemployment benefits will put recipients at 32% below the poverty line.

The research also highlights staggering inequality in Australia where the ten richest Australian families have the same wealth...

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Statistics

24 Jun 2016

Reviews OECD data on the relationship between living standards and cuts in company tax rates compared with the provision of better education services.

The graphs show the relationship between living standards and other variables that are at the centre of the disputes about the future...

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Briefing paper

15 May 2016

One of the poorly understood impacts of a company tax cut is that there is little benefit to domestic investors because the way that company tax payments are credited against the tax payable by Australian owners of companies. The system of crediting company tax paid against the income tax...

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Discussion paper

02 May 2016

Estimates the extent of corporate wrong-doing in Australia.

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A new report analysing findings from across several corporate regulatory bodies and related agencies finds widespread wrong-doing in the Australian private sector.

Meanwhile the six major...

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Research report

29 Mar 2016

This analysis of data from Australia and OECD countries, finds no support for claims that reduced company tax leads to improved economic performance.

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A feature of Australia’s tax debate is the question of whether to change company tax. Claims from business...

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