Per Capita

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Research report

3 Sep 2014

This paper sets out sets out the steps for Australia to take to ensure that ageing is an asset, not a liability.

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Research report

28 Feb 2018

This report argues that the time for a reckoning is here. The government must intervene to secure the hard-fought-for right of Australian workers to receive a living wage in return for their labour.


20 Jul 2017

This new research shows that women’s average superannuation balances at retirement are less than half of men’s.

Policy report

18 Jul 2017

A new advocacy for older workers that doesn't rely on age-based stereotypes and focuses on more than age discrimination.


Public attitudes towards taxation and public expenditure
12 Jun 2017

This survey provides a snapshot of the Australian public’s attitudes towards taxation and public expenditure, and a long-term view of trends in public sensibility towards our tax and transfer system.

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16 Aug 2017

Ageism isn’t the only barrier keeping older workers out of jobs (full article)

Governments internationally are pushing out the ages at which pensions can be claimed and influential bodies such as the OECD are pointing to the inevitably of longer working lives as...

Discussion paper

5 Apr 2016

This discussion paper emerges from a series of events held by Per Capita with Melody Barnes in February 2016.

Melody Barnes served as Assistant to US President Obama and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council from 2009 to January 2012. Ms Barnes...

Audio interview

9 Jun 2015

According to a new survey out this morning, Australians no longer feel over-taxed.

In fact, many of us say we would pay more taxes if the money was spent on public services like health and education.

That's the main finding of the 2015...

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