11 Oct 2017

In the 2017–18 Budget, the projected return to surplus in 2020–21 is predominantly due to a projected increase in personal income tax revenue. This report analyses the expected increase in average tax rates for individuals in different parts of the taxable income distribution and examines...

Discussion paper

26 Sep 2017

Community pressure in Tasmania is growing for poker machines to be banned from hotels and clubs.

Research report

10 Aug 2017

This paper reports on trends in NSW state finances between 2002-03 and 2017-18 (inclusive). For most of the key indicators, the paper also shows trends by Parliament for the current (56th) Parliament and previous three Parliaments.

Research report

19 Dec 2016

Examines the effect that the fall in tax revenue post Global Financial Crisis (GFC) had on the Commonwealth’s budget.

Summary This paper looks at the effect that the fall in tax revenue post Global Financial Crisis (GFC) had on the Commonwealth’s budget ....

Journal article

30 Nov 2016

Designing funding policies to serve all the local and regional councils in New Zealand is challenging. This article looks at some of the issues that arise, and some principles for addressing funding arrangements and for considering whether current local government funding arrangements are suited to...


9 Nov 2016

Sovereign Funds (SFs) are often the largest single asset owner and investor in the Pacific Islands, and the income stream from these funds can also be a large part of fiscal revenues.

Discussion paper

11 Feb 2016

This paper argues that an estate tax would make a useful contribution to the government’s tax armoury. The aging of the population means that the tax base is likely to be expanding well into the future. In addition the estate duty is useful because it...


20 Jan 2016

Examines key issues across the CEO agenda including growth, transformation, measuring success and managing stakeholders.


CEOs both at home and abroad are feeling less optimistic about global economic growth, as well their own organisation’s ability to grow, compared to views last...

Research report

6 Dec 2015

A well- designed GST reform package could support economic growth, make the tax and transfer system more progressive and give governments more budgetary options, according to this report.

Summary Extending the goods and services tax to cover many of the categories currently exempt...

Research report

3 Dec 2015

This report gives a conceptual framework to define which government receipts should be regarded as taxes.

Summary Data on government sector receipts, and on taxes in particular, are basic inputs to most structural economic descriptions and econonmic analyses and are increasingly used in...

Research report

7 Aug 2015

Australia’s International Business Survey 2015 (AIBS 2015) is the second in a series of studies of Australia's international business activity. Commissioned by the Export Council of Australia (ECA) with the support of Austrade and EFIC (Export Finance and Insurance Corporation), AIBS 2015 was conducted by...

Research report

7 Jul 2015

Provides a dashboard of key indicators assembled with the goal of contributing to the analysis and international comparison of public sector performance. Indicators on government revenues, expenditures, and employment are provided alongside key output and outcome data in the sectors of education, health and justice....

Research report

15 Apr 2014

To help place developments in revenue in perspective, and identify trends that can be obscured by short-term fluctuations, this report examines trends in Australian Government receipts over three decades.


Australian Government receipts have averaged around 24.1 per cent of Gross domestic...

Research report

15 Dec 2004

One way to understand the value of sporting 'superstars' is to examine the effect they have on match attendances and revenue. Arguably, the most famous sports star in Australia was Sir Donald Bradman, whose batting average has far exceeded that of any cricket players. Julian...

Research report

24 Apr 2002

Last year, poker machine losses surged past the $2.3b mark, up almost 10% - or $141m - on the previous year. This growth occurred despite the industry introducing its own Responsible Code of Practice in 1997 and despite the Bracks Labor government introducing a range...



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