Matt Grudnoff

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22 Feb 2018

This report describes an $80 billion GDP (value-added) industry employing some 625,000 Australians and on the cusp of change. Some parts of the transport industry are more immune to change than others – so the report provides insights into the technology and overlay of social...

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24 Nov 2017

This paper highlights the difficulties that the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) presents to agriculture, manufacturing and other sectors of the economy.

Discussion paper

19 Oct 2017

Media analysis in this report shows that over the last year, the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has overwhelmingly focused its energy on promoting coal and opposing cleaner energy sources like renewables.

Briefing paper

12 Oct 2017

This paper looks at policies that Australian governments can implement to overcome the structural barriers that offer incentives to support electric vehicles.

Discussion paper

28 Jul 2017

Attempts to develop northern Australia by subsidising capital-intensive industries like irrigated agriculture have a long and unimpressive history.

Discussion paper

17 Jul 2017

This report questions estimates of the impact on employment and revenue if Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) were phased out of Tasmania.

Discussion paper

4 Jul 2017

This report from The Australia Institute’s senior economist, Matt Grudnoff, reviews the economic impact of the South Australian government’s proposed bank levy.


2 Jun 2017

This paper shows that if the bank levy proposed in the 2017-18 budget was passed through in full to shareholders in the form of reduced dividends, then at most it would impact the average superannuation balance by $7 a year


16 May 2017

This paper looks at the capital gains tax (CGT) discount by federal electorate to find out which electorates are the biggest winners from the CGT discount and which electorates are getting little benefit.

Research report

16 Feb 2017

As the mining boom winds down and the mining clean up boom begins, mine site rehabilitation and mine abandonment are emerging as major issues for Australian communities, governments and taxpayers. All stakeholders will need information on the status of mines and their rehabilitation efforts to...

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