Department of the Treasury (Australia)

Owning Institution

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Discussion paper

22 Nov 2010

In the 2010-11 Budget, the Government announced changes to improve the accountability of public ancillary funds and give Australians more certainty that their donations are being used wisely.

The changes will provide trustees of public ancillary funds with greater certainty as to their philanthropic...

Research report

24 Oct 2010

These reports provide the results of qualitative and quantitative research into community attitudes about superannuation. Issues that have been considered in the research include:

• structure and regulation,

• contributions,

• tax treatment,

• rates of return, and

• related...

Discussion paper

17 Sep 2010

This paper examines the relationship between government debt and the real interest margin between Australian and US ten-year government bond yields. Results for 1990 to 2009 suggest that Australian general government net debt has no impact on the short run real interest margin, and has...

Journal article

14 Jul 2010

This article examines the government tax expenditures related to owner-occupied housing, particularly as they compare to non-owner-occupied housing, and discusses the issues involved in modelling and analysing these expenditures. The approach used considers various aspects of owner-occupied housing, including capital gains, imputed rent, interest deductions,...

Research report

4 Jun 2010

This address discusses the problems with macroeconomic forecasts, using the recent global financial crises as an example. I have a long-standing interest in this topic, having been involved in macroeconomic forecasting for quite some time. But the topic is of particular interest at the moment,...

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