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John Daley

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Grattan Institute

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Working paper

02 Aug 2017

The popular idea that the economic divide between Australia’s cities and regions is getting bigger is a misconception. Beneath the oft-told ‘tale of two Australias’ is a more nuanced story.

Income growth and employment rates are not obviously worse in regional areas. Cities and regions...

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Article

01 May 2017

The politics of property prices are shifting rapidly beneath the Turnbull Government. After declaring that housing affordability would be the centrepiece of next month’s federal budget, the government has been backtracking.

The shift in rhetoric isn’t surprising. Despite all the talk of...

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Slides

04 Jan 2017

While economic growth has been concentrated in cities for some time, the trend has really accelerated in the past decade. Half of all jobs growth is now within a 2km radius of the city centres in both Melbourne and Sydney, reflecting the increasing share of new jobs in services industries where...

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Research report

20 Nov 2016

The Commonwealth Government could save about $1 billion a year by winding back three tax breaks for older Australians that are unduly generous and have no sensible policy rationale.

Seniors pay less tax and get a higher rebate on private health insurance than do younger workers on the...

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Slides

27 Oct 2016

People are spending more on services rather than goods, and so more people are working in services, generating high-value jobs in the centres of our big cities.

Policy, especially in housing, is struggling to keep up, as Grattan CEO, John Daley, shows in this presentation to the Melbourne...

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Article

24 Oct 2016

Treasurer Scott Morrison has outlined his vision for increasing home ownership at a speech to the Urban Development Institute of Australia. The Treasurer acknowledged it’s hard for first home buyers to get into the Australian housing market and suggested a number of barriers to increasing...

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02 Oct 2016

So much of the national conversation about superannuation simply assumes that 'savings for retirement' is synonymous with 'superannuation savings.' This is a big mistake.

The reality is that superannuation savings account for only a small portion - about 15% - of the wealth of most...

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Research report

04 Sep 2016

Overview

Winding back superannuation tax breaks will be an acid test of our political system. Not because our major political parties are at loggerheads, but because they largely agree on both ends and means. If we cannot get reform in this situation, then there is little...

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Research report

14 Jun 2016

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A federal election is an opportunity to take stock of how Australia is doing, where it’s going, and what governments can do about it. This report surveys policy recommendations from seven years of Grattan Institute reports and outlines what the Commonwealth...

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Research report

25 Apr 2016

Long overdue changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax would save the Commonwealth Government about $5.3 billion a year.

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The interaction of a fifty per cent capital gains tax discount with negative gearing distorts investment decisions, makes housing...

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