Richard Eccleston


Pathways to housing tax reform

This research is the final report of the AHURI inquiry into ‘Pathways to Housing Tax Reform in Australia.’ It features real-world modelling and implementation time frames to steer tax settings that progress the efficiency, equity and sustainability of housing tax policy, and also presents meaningful...

Pathways to state property tax reform

Reforming property taxes can help deliver a more sustainable housing system with economic and social dividends. This research proposes a nationally coordinated incremental strategy with short, medium and long-term objectives.
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Do we need tax reform?

The release of the inter-generational report has given rise to much talk about inequality and the need for another look at our tax system. It's been five years since the release of the Henry Tax Review, a comprehensive study of our tax and transfer system...

Righting Australia's vertical fiscal imbalance: transferring public hospital funding as an option for reform

Vertical fiscal imbalance is the root cause of intergovernmental conflict in the Australian federation, and un-remedied will limit the dividends of any revitalised Council of Australian Governments. This paper argues the while the GST has been an effective growth tax, it has exacerbated Australia’s VFI...