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The report identifies policy settings that have contributed to differences in outcomes across generations in Australia. It looks ahead to what an ageing population might mean for the economic future of today’s young.
State and territory governments can do more to improve the lives of Australians. The State Orange Book 2018 shows that outcomes vary between states across a broad range of areas. In many cases, states are different because their governments adopted better policies.
The rise of the sharing economy can save Australians more than $500 million on taxi bills, help them to put underused property and other assets to work, and increase employment and income for people on the fringe of the job market. The prize for getting...
This report argues that a reform package could add about $37 billion a year to Australian government budgets and help to tackle Australia’s growing budget crisis.
Australian governments must make tough choices to balance their budgets. They face a decade of...
Australian government budgets are under pressure. In the next 10 years, they are at significant risk of posting deficits of around 4 per cent of GDP. That means finding savings and tax increases of $60 billion a year. This alarming task is not impossible, but...
This publication accompanies the main report, Game-changers: Economic reform priorities for Australia.
The Supporting Analysis of this publication comprises two sections: Section 1: Analysis of economic reform priorities for Australia (Pages 5 – 55) Detailed material on each of the 25 issues considered in...
If Australian governments want to increase rates of economic growth they must reform the tax mix, and increase the workforce participation rates of women and older people, argues this report.
Together these game-changing reforms could contribute more than $70 billion to the Australian economy....
This paper argues that the use of international units in the emissions trading scheme could potentially undermine the price floor.
On 8 November 2011, the Australian Senate passed the Clean Energy Future package of 18 bills without amendment. Among other things, these bills introduce...
An assessment of Australia's the strengths and weaknesses of taxation system.
Adam Smith said that a good taxation system should be equitable between taxpayers, certain in its impact on each of them, simple to comply with and parsimonious in its administration costs. Sadly, the...