Expenditures, public

Research report

16 Jul 2017

The latest attempt to ‘end the blame game’ between the state and federal governments over health funding was scuttled after state premiers rejected Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘tax swap’ federalism reform proposal at the April 2016 COAG meeting.  The intransigence of the states —and the...

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Guide

10 Jul 2017

Members of Parliament regularly receive requests directly or through their electorate offices about funding opportunities for community groups. This Issues Backgrounder is designed to assist in responding to these requests. Information about funding and grant opportunities are organised under...

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Article

05 Jul 2017

Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This is the third article in The Conversation's series, Is Australia Full?, which aims to help inform a wide-ranging and often emotive debate.

Australia has the highest rate...

Survey

12 Jun 2017

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 towards...

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Research report

20 Mar 2017

It is a truism that taxpayers’ money should not be used for personal gain. This should be ingrained into every person employed on the public purse, but as this, and so many other Ombudsman investigations in past years illustrate, it is not always the case.

This investigation focuses on...

Research report

08 Mar 2017

Pauline Hanson's February 2017 announcement that One Nation will again campaign for a flat-rate 2 per cent turnover tax takes her back to a policy position she first adopted nearly two decades ago.Initial analysis suggests that a shift from the current taxation mix to a 2 per cent turn over tax...

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Research report

03 Mar 2017

Foreword

From financial years 2010–11 to 2014–14, Commonwealth entities experienced 9,467 incidents of internal fraud, with losses of over $12.7m.

This study analysed information about the most costly incidents each entity experienced each year and those who...

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Guide

03 Mar 2017

Introduction

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian, and participating state and territory governments. The NDIS is being introduced across...

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Book

27 Feb 2017

The chapters in this volume offer provocative ideas for transforming Australian tertiary education. Each is grounded in current issues or trends but goes beyond present thinking to propose ways in which policy and practice might make major advances.

The Melbourne Centre for the Study of...

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Research report

19 Feb 2017

Overview

The Commonwealth government’s perilous financial position is well known, but the finances of state government also warrant our attention. In aggregate, since plunging heavily into deficit after 2007, the states’ fiscal position has improved markedly in recent...

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Research report

14 Feb 2017

Background

The WestConnex project in Sydney is one of Australia’s largest land transport infrastructure projects. As of December 2016, it was being delivered progressively through three main stages, which have a current estimated total cost of $16.8 billion. It is also...

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Research report

19 Dec 2016

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2016-17 (MYEFO) has been prepared in accordance with the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998. The Charter requires that the Government provide a mid-year budget report which provides updated information on the Government’s fiscal position...

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Research report

14 Dec 2016

Brings together data across all areas of education to prompt governments to consider a more planned and consistent approach to distributing resources.

This report shows that some stages of education have been clearly prioritised over others. 

Vocational Education and...

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Research report

27 Nov 2016

Overview

A new deal among governments and school systems can end Australia’s toxic school funding debate and transform teaching and learning in schools, without costing the Commonwealth more money.

Historically low inflation rates create an unprecedented...

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Research report

18 Nov 2016

A universal basic income (UBI) is a payment made to all adult individuals that allows people to meet their basic needs. Debates over basic income proposals have moved from the fringe to mainstream newspapers.

Executive summary

  • A universal basic income (UBI) is
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Guide

28 Oct 2016

This quick guide provides a summary of recent funding commitments by state and territory governments to address domestic and family violence. It provides context for these commitments by giving an overview of the national framework for reform to which all jurisdictions have subscribed.

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Research report

26 Oct 2016

Overview

Victoria's total estimated investment in new and existing capital projects in the 2016–17 Budget Papers is $57.7 billion. In June 2016 the total estimated investment of high value high risk (HVHR) projects was around $40 billion.

This is the third in a...

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24 Oct 2016

Introduction

The aged care system caters for Australians aged 65 and over (and Indigenous Australians aged 50 and over) who can no longer live without support in their own home. Care is provided in people’s homes, in the community and in residential aged care facilities (...

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Research report

23 Oct 2016

Over the past fifteen years, Australian governments have spent $28 billion more on transport infrastructure than they told taxpayers they would. The cost overruns amounted to nearly a quarter of total project budgets. Western Australia’s Forrest Highway between Perth and Bunbury cost nearly five...

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Research report

06 Oct 2016

Summary

This report provides the latest annual overview of the key trends in health expenditure in Australia. It represents 32 years of the AIHW's health expenditure series, and examines health expenditure according to who paid (the source of funds) and the types of...

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