David Richardson

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Dave Richardson
Discussion paper

Bending the trend

The Morrison Government has released a ‘whole of economy plan’ to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. This paper focuses on the plausibility of the Morrison Government’s belief that the course of the Australian economy can be significantly altered without changes in policy, without the...
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The Intergenerational report ignores booming wealth and capital gains

The 2021 Intergenerational report contained many references to GDP, but barely mentioned wealth or capital gains. This paper begins to redress that omission by including wealth and capital gains in the discussion of trends likely to persist in Australia over the next 40 years.
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Principles of a good tax: evaluating our taxation choices

Tax is not just the price we pay to live in a civilised society, it’s the way we shape the civilisation we want to live in. This discussion paper provides policy-makers with five principles to evaluate Australia's taxation choices.

Funding high-quality aged care services

Australians have been rightly shocked by repeated exposés of widespread mistreatment, neglect and even abuse of elders in our aged care system. This report argues that expanding the quantity and quality of aged care services should be seen as an economic opportunity, not just a...
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Missing a stitch in time

Australia’s electricity industry constitutes a large and critical component of our national economic infrastructure. This report provides evidence of a pattern of systematic underinvestment in the upkeep and capability of the national electricity grid.