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20 Nov 2017

This paper develops a comprehensive measure of the gap between housing supply and demand at a regional level in Australia, taking into account a range of complicating factors, such as changing demographics, building types and the increase in unoccupied dwellings at the regional level.

Research report

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...


6 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.

Summary Former Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) head Bill McLennan renewed the debate over privacy,...

Research report

5 Nov 2015


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...

Research report

15 Sep 2015

Executive Summary

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...

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