Finance, public

Discussion paper

21 Jul 2017

This report, by The Australia Institute’s Senior Research Fellow, David Richardson, shows that, according to ATO data, the equivalent of 21.6 per cent of Australia’s national income was run through a trust.

The latest ATO figures show there are 823,448 trusts with assets of $3.1 trillion...

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Research report

29 Mar 2017

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) commenced operations in 2012, with broad support from the Parliament. The structure, resourcing and protocols for the PBO reflected the recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on the Parliamentary Budget Office.

The PBO’s legislation enables the...

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Commentary

Article

09 Jan 2017

SGS recently delivered a workshop on City Deals, the Australian Government’s partnership model for the delivery of infrastructure projects by federal, state and local governments. With a focus on how to make City Deals relevant to Australian communities, we looked at the Australian Government’s...

Research report

22 Nov 2016

This report sets out the results of the audit of the State of Victoria’s Annual Financial Report for 2015–16 and provides commentary on the financial outcomes and position achieved by the state and the general government sector.

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Discussion paper

16 Nov 2016

The purpose of this paper is to outline a range of value capture approaches, and seek feedback on how the Australian Government could use its various policy and funding levers to stimulate the use of value capture in the development and delivery of transport infrastructure. The paper sets out...

Discussion paper

13 Oct 2016

This paper outlines the options, challenges and opportunities for implementing value capture in Victoria, including opportunities that arise from both infrastructure investment and planning changes. If you are interested in understanding more about using value capture to help fund infrastructure...

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Journal article

09 Aug 2016

Presents data using a variety of lenses – the state as taxer, spender, producer, employer, investor and steward – to assess how the size and shape of the state has changed since 1900.

Research report

05 Aug 2016

The Parliamentary Budget Officer is required, within thirty days after the end of the caretaker period for a general election, to prepare a post-election report of election commitments. For each designated parliamentary party, the post-election report presents budget impacts of election...

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Conference paper

04 Dec 2015

Local government plays a vital role in providing infrastructure, services and employment to rural and regional communities. Indeed, threats to the fiscal viability of regional councils may well jeopardise the sustainability of an entire community. In December 2013 the New South Wales (NSW)...

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Research report

29 Oct 2015

Provides a series of detailed surveys on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

This report presents the findings of the eighth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion national survey, conducted in June-July 2015. The report builds on the knowledge gained through the seven...

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Research report

17 Mar 2015

This report assesses the PPP experience in both industrialised and developing countries.

The many case studies analysed, from United Kingdom to Chile, shows that PPPs have failed to live up to their promise. In most cases, they are an expensive and inefficient way of financing...

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Research report

29 Oct 2014

Provides a series of detailed surveys on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

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Key findings

Australia remains a highly cohesive society. The seven Scanlon Foundation surveys conducted since 2007 have found a consistent pattern...

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Research report

28 Oct 2014

This audit finds that the quality and timeliness of financial reporting across the NSW public sector has continued to improve.

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Audit Result

An unqualified audit opinion was issued on the Total State Sector Accounts...

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Research report

10 Oct 2014

This paper reports on trends in NSW State finances between 2002-03 and 2014-15 (the latest two years are based on estimates only). For most of the key indicators, the paper also shows trends by Parliament for the current (55th) Parliament and the previous two (54th and 53rd) Parliaments. This...

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Video lecture/presentation

02 Oct 2014

Alastair Walton, Chairman of BKK Partners and a former Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs Australia, discusses Australia’s financial sector in the context of global developments impacting the industry.

 

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Research report

23 Sep 2014

Provides the Bank's assessment of the current condition of the financial system and potential risks to financial stability.

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The global financial system continues to be buoyed by strong investor risk appetite. International financial markets have been...

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Research report

15 Sep 2014

This review explains the context and past experience of public finance reform and its effects on governance in remote Indigenous communities.

Preamble

The poor development standards experienced by Indigenous Australians, especially in places remote from urban areas...

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Submission

12 Feb 2014

Many car-dependent cities have major transit projects stuck in financial and economic assessment due to inadequate links between land use, transport, and funding. This has left most urban transport networks underfunded and requiring significant government support. During this widening transit...

Research report

27 Aug 2009

Forty percent of households who said that they received the payment reported having spent it.

Forty percent of households who said that they received the payment reported having spent it - approximately twice the spending rate recorded in surveys assessing the 2001 and 2008...

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