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Danielle Wood


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20 Mar 2017

If I ask you to picture an economist, what’s the first image that comes to your mind? I’m guessing it’s a man, probably with grey hair, a suit and a certain air of authority. And that’s not surprising: that is pretty much the public face of economics in Australia.

Very few women have...

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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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06 Dec 2015

A well- designed GST reform package could support economic growth, make the tax and transfer system more progressive and give governments more budgetary options, according to this report.

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Extending the goods and services tax to cover many of the categories...

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24 Nov 2015

Better targeting of superannuation contributions tax breaks could save the budget $3.9 billion a year, argues this report.

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Tax breaks for superannuation contributions and earnings should be targeted more tightly at their policy purpose. The current system...

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01 Jul 2015

Australia is set for more than a decade of deficits between 2008 and 2019, but the reality may be even worse than projections, argues this report.

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Grattan Institute’s 2013 report, Balancing budgets: tough choices we need, concluded that without...

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