Debra Wilkinson

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Deb Wilkinson
Discussion paper

Cronyism in appointments to the AAT: an empirical analysis

This study finds there has been a sharp rise in the proportion of political appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) during the Abbott/Turnbull/ Morrison administrations.
Briefing paper

Leading the nation? The NAPLAN performance of ACT's high socio-economic schools

This paper exposes the systemic failure of the ACT's primary education system, and offers recommendations on how to rejuvenate the sector.

The Australian government's solar PV rebate program

Government subsidies for residential solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are ineffective, costly and unfair, argues this research paper. The research, by Andrew Macintosh, Associate Director of the ANU Centre for Climate Law and Policy, and Deb Wilkinson, evaluated the outcomes from the Australian Government's decade-long...

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act: an ongoing failure

The Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) has failed to provide adequate protection for the environment and is currently a waste of taxpayers’ money argues Andrew Macintosh. The legislation has cost taxpayers somewhere between $72 million and $180 million to administer, but...

School Vouchers: An evaluation of their impact on education outcomes

A report by Andrew Macintosh and Deb Wilkinson on the likely impact of proposed school voucher schemes has found that they could adversely affect education outcomes and would be expensive to implement. For several years, conservative think tanks and their supporters have been campaigning for...