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Steven Hamilton

Discussion paper

Budget blueprint: the roaring twenties

This paper outlines four policy areas that could provide tremendous potential for Australia to improve its economic development.
Discussion paper

Bye-bye tax returns: a standard deduction for lower, simpler, and fairer taxes

This discussion paper proposes a straightforward and achievable tax reform—a standard deduction—that would lift billions of dollars worth of dead weight off taxpayers' shoulders every year.
Discussion paper

JobMatcher: real unemployment insurance

Many Australians receive very little protection from income risk due to unemployment. A significant portion of people live paycheck-to-paycheck. This discussion paper outlines a new proposal to better support Australians experiencing unemployment.
Discussion paper

Phasing down gracefully: halving electricity emissions this decade

In order to mitigate against global climate change, this paper argues that net-zero is inevitable, by 2050 or even earlier. To get there, the Australian economy will need to undergo a tremendous structural transformation.
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Powering the next boom: priorities for energy reform in the coming decade

This consultation paper is the first under Blueprint Institute’s new energy policy initiative. It sets out the decarbonisation challenge Australia faces in the decades ahead, and how we might confront it.