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Warwick Smith

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Evaluation

The Second Interval: evaluating the ACT’s 20 year Land Value Taxation transition after 8 years

The motivation for this tax transition was to improve the predictability, efficiency and equity of the ACT’s taxation system. Eight years into the twenty year transition it appears that the reforms are achieving all three objectives.
Discussion paper

PostBank: filling a void, securing essential services

This discussion paper makes the case for the creation of a public bank in Australia by providing Australia Post with an Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) licence, and moving in time to establishing 'PostBank' as a full national savings and loan bank.
Report

Meet the taxpayers: comparing Labor and Coalition tax platforms

The very different approaches of the major parties to taxation present voters with the starkest choice on offer for decades. This report shows how different taxpayers would fare under the competing tax policies being taken to the 2019 federal election by Labor and the Coalition.
Report

“Flexible ongoing” employment: solving a problem that doesn’t exist

This paper outlines the context within which the flexible ongoing proposal arose, the WorkPac vs. Skene decision, and the NSWBC’s concerns about “double dipping.” It then examines the nature of casual work in Australia and provides an analysis of how the proposed flexible ongoing category...
Report

Working it out: employment services in Australia

This report paints a picture of unemployment and employment services in Australia in 2018. It is based on four complementary pieces of research that have been combined to present a full picture of the main employment service in Australia - jobactive.