Per Capita


Per Capita is an independent, progressive think tank, dedicated to fighting inequality in Australia. We work to build a new vision for Australia based on fairness, shared prosperity, community, and social justice.

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8 Mar 2019

This is the ninth Per Capita Tax Survey, which has been conducted annually since 2010, with the exception of 2013. The results provide a snapshot of the Australian public’s attitudes towards taxation and public expenditure, and a long-term view of trends in public opinion on...


Insights from Money For Jam, a micro-enterprise initiative for older women
19 Feb 2019

This report provides insights from Money For Jam , a micro-enterprise initiative for older women.


18 Jan 2019

This research paper asks whether there is an established ‘way in’ to Parliament, whether MPs overwhelmingly come from the same demographic backgrounds, schools, and career paths, and whether this might have implications for policy.


2 Nov 2018

The submission made by Per Capita, an Australian progressive thinktank, to the Standing Committee on Economics inquiry.


A report commissioned by the Evidence Based Policy Research Project and facilitated by the newDemocracy Foundation
5 Oct 2018

This report addresses the problem that policymaking in Australia is falling short of best practice. Policies are often built 'on the run', as quick reactions to the political issue of the day, designed to capture the interest of the 24-hour news cycle or motivated by...

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