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Ben Phillips

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University of Canberra
National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling

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13 Feb 2017

This research note summarises the methods and results of an analysis of household energy costs for Australia. Energy costs have increased sharply in recent years placing an increasing burden on household living costs. This paper does not attempt to explain the industry drivers of cost increases...

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06 Apr 2016

By linking censuses through time or by combining other information with the census, many more important policy questions can be answered than if we used one dataset alone.

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Former Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) head Bill McLennan renewed the debate...

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05 Nov 2015

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This paper provides the distributional household impact of the existing Goods and Services Tax (GST) and a range of alternatives for expanding the rate and breadth of the GST.

The GST is expected to have collected around $59 billion in the 2015-16 financial year. The...

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15 Sep 2015

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This research for Anglicare Australia focusses on the changes in living standards for a broad range of family types in Australia between 2004 and 2014. The report also projects where these living standards will be by 2024 taking into account the current...

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26 May 2015

This report provides interim modelling results of the distributional modelling which estimates the impact on families from government policy decisions taken since the last Federal election in 2013.

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This paper provides the distributional household...

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22 Jun 2014

Provides an overview of the child care industry in Australia, trends through time, international comparisons and a regional perspective on child care costs and affordability.

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The 35th AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report Child Care: Affordability in...

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26 May 2014

This paper presents an analysis of the impact of tax and benefit changes under the Coalition Government, commissioned by the Opposition.

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Following the 2014-15 Budget, NATSEM undertook analysis of the impact of tax and benefit changes under the...

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12 Oct 2013

This report shows an increase in overall poverty between 2000-01 and 2011-12 in spite of a strongly growing Australian economy. The report details poverty rates by a range of important household types such as family type, state, unemployed households and the age of the youngest child in a...

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30 Aug 2013

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NATSEM’s quarterly Household Budget Report introduces new national measures of cost of living and standard of living for Australian households. The report broadens the cost of living debate by the inclusion of household incomes into a new standard of...

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30 May 2013

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We are currently facing the likelihood of severe climate change before the close of the century. In the face of such a global driver of species loss...