On 8 June 2017, 24 representatives from resident advocacy groups, universities, industry, ombudsman schemes, government agencies and regulators met in Melbourne at an Experts’ Forum to discuss the future of retirement housing regulation in Victoria.
Universal superannuation is a vital part of a system designed to give Australians a decent standard of living in retirement. But for millions of women, superannuation is failing. In a significant research collaboration, Per Capita and the Australian Services Union have sought to lift the...
Australia, along with the other developed economies, is grappling with the implications of an ageing population. Concerns about increasing welfare costs and shortfalls of labour supply have brought with them calls to prolong working lives. However, current public policy is inadequate if the nation wishes...
This is the seventh Per Capita Tax Survey, which has been conducted annually since 2010, with the exception of 2013.
The 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...
This report examines the adequacy of the Age Pension both qualitatively, through focus groups and town meetings, and quantitatively, through analysis of social survey data. Methodology included quantitative analysis provided by the HILDA (Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia) survey which included 9,000 households...
The results of this year’s Survey can be organised into four main groups. Firstly, the public believes we have a revenue problem rather than a spending one. We need to fund more spending rather than cutting our spending to match our revenue capacity. Overwhelmingly the...
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...
Consolidation via absorptions and amalgamations has been a common response to situations of crisis for unions across the developed world.
While the case for consolidation is intuitively strong, as a strategy to rebuild or maintain the power of organised labour...
Executive Summary : Australia has witnessed a remarkable shift in public attitudes to public spending and tax over the last two years. We no longer feel overtaxed. We want more spent on public services, especially health and education, and we are willing to pay...
Population, participation and productivity. These are the ‘three Ps’ which feature in Australia’s intergenerational reports as the means to ameliorate the negative economic implications of an ageing society.
The 2015 Intergenerational Report (IGR) invoked the three Ps as a means to resolve the government’s...
Explores what has driven rising wages growth, why the gains were more fairly distributed, why it’s come to a halt, and what we can do about it.