Welfare economics

Commentary

Article

04 May 2017
The federal government’s Cashless Debit Card Trial , which began in selected communities in South Australia and Western...

Commentary

Article

19 Apr 2017
A recent report by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees raised concerns about the erosion of retirement...

Research report

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23 Mar 2017
Australia’s retirement income system has long implicitly taken it for granted that the vast majority of retired people...

Evaluation

14 Mar 2017
With support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), and developed in close consultation with...

Strategy

08 Mar 2017
The Australian Government is undertaking a Cashless Debit Card Trial (CDCT) to deliver and manage income support...

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Article

27 Feb 2017
UEXPECTED bills can be a challenge for any household. But for people who rely on social security payments, unexpected...
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Discussion paper

27 Jan 2017
The purpose of this discussion paper is to explore ways the Australian Government can develop the social impact...
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Research report

Report

20 Nov 2016
The Commonwealth Government could save about $1 billion a year by winding back three tax breaks for older Australians...
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Briefing paper

03 Nov 2016
Following Duncan Storrar’s appearance on the ABC’s 'Q&A' program on 9 May 2016, one of the milder reactions to his...
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Commentary

Article

13 Sep 2016
The nature of the Australian labour force has changed drastically in a very short time. In the late 1970s, eight in 10...

Briefing paper

04 Aug 2016
New research released by the Australia Institute today shows that government moves to cut unemployment benefits will...

Briefing paper

01 Aug 2016
An Effective Marginal Tax Rate (EMTR) measures the loss resulting from income taxation combined with the withdrawal of...
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Commentary

Article

01 Aug 2016
The Australian government is embarking on welfare reform to try and wean people off long term benefit reliance. Social...
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Discussion paper

20 Jun 2016
With experience as a prison doctor and psychiatrist, Theodore Dalrymple decries the impact of the welfare state and a...

Research report

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11 May 2016
Social impact bonds (SIBs) can be defined as “a mechanism that harnesses private capital for social services and...
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Working paper

01 Feb 2016
This study quantifies the macroeconomic and welfare effects of three proposed fiscal measures to eliminate Australian...
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21 Dec 2015
Debates over the federal budget often refer to the level of ‘welfare’ spending. However the term welfare is often...
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Commentary

Article

26 Nov 2015
Senior federal government ministers say that welfare spending is growing too quickly. Peter Whiteford sifts the figures...