Alicia Hall

Briefing paper

Housing affordability in Australia

The high cost of housing in Australia has been at the forefront of a range of recent policy debates concerning Australia’s taxation arrangements. This brief examines housing affordability in Australia for both owners and renters over recent decades. It focuses particularly on those households which...

Earnings in Australia: a quick guide

This guide sets out the definition of earnings, and provides responses to frequently asked questions relating to earnings data in Australia. What are earnings? According to the International Labour Organisation, earnings are remuneration (either in cash or in kind) paid [to] employees for time worked...

Economic indicators: Fraser to Rudd/Gillard Government

This research paper summarises the performance of the economy during each Government from Fraser through to Rudd/Gillard (up to March 2013) by providing period averages across a range of economic indicators. Though this approach has its limitations, it provides a useful overview and means of...