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Simon Cowan

Policy report

Millennials and super: the case for voluntary superannuation

This paper explores young people's savings patterns and expected future superannuation balances, and seeks to answer the question of whether superannuation is a good deal for millennials.
Policy report

Defending the dual citizen ban

This paper looks at how section 44 has been interpreted by the High Court and whether it remains relevant in the modern world. It also examines proposals for reform and whether there is any merit in modifying or deleting the section through a referendum.
Briefing paper

Let money speak

This resource argues that the Turnbull Government’s proposal to ban foreign donations and limit political contributions from charities is a flawed and rash proposal that would undermine democracy.
Report

UBI – Universal Basic Income is an unbelievably bad idea

Argues that a Universal Basic Income would be unaffordable with the current taxation system and would involve enormous additional taxation.
Discussion paper

Welfare reform: beyond decades of dependence, ‘dole bludgers’ and ‘double dipping’

The two essays in paper take divergent approaches to the reform of the welfare state, while both focusing on the perennial hot button issue of so-called ‘middle class welfare.’