Person

Eliza Littleton

Briefing paper

An avoidable catastrophe: pandemic job losses in higher education and their consequences

Eighteen months after Australia's borders were first closed, things are getting worse for universities, not better. This research confirms that tertiary education has been hit by bigger job losses this year than any other non-agricultural sector in the economy.
Discussion paper

How to make the budget less sexist

It is often argued that budget policy has traditionally advantaged men over women. This paper makes seven recommendations on how to improve women’s economic security and use the budget as a tool to reduce gender inequality.
Report

Fossil fuel subsidies in Australia: federal and state government assistance to fossil fuel producers and major users 2020-21

This paper argues that reforming and eliminating fossil fuel subsidies will be important not only for Australia to play its part in avoiding dangerous climate change, but also for facilitating public spending in more beneficial areas.
Discussion paper

Rich men and tax concessions

This paper looks at the distribution of four tax concessions. The four tax concessions are worth $60 billion per year and include negative gearing, superannuation tax concessions, capital gain tax discount and excess franking credits.
Report

One step forward, two steps back: new coal mines in the Hunter Valley

23 new coal projects are proposed in NSW, with total production capacity equivalent to 15 Adani-sized mines. This paper argues that a moratorium should be placed on new coal approvals while a coherent regional planning framework is developed for the Hunter.