Peter Whiteford

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5 Jul 2018

The official figures show that inequality has risen in Australia in recent decades, mainly fuelled by gains among the highest earners.


19 Apr 2018

Australia has experienced its longest period of economic growth in history during the last quarter century. Yet, there is growing debate about the benefits of this economic growth and their distribution, and the extent to which inequality is increasing in Australia.

Briefing paper

TTPI – Policy Brief 1/2017
1 Jul 2017

This brief draws mainly on OECD data from 1980-2014 and on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data about social security payments to households.



27 Feb 2017

UEXPECTED bills can be a challenge for any household. But for people who rely on social security payments, unexpected news of a significant debt – sometimes dating back years – can be bewildering, to say the least. This is exactly what tens of thousands of...

Briefing paper

3 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 questions about tax cuts was an article in The Australian - “ABC’s ‘budget fairness’ victim pays no net tax”.

The article pointed out that...

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