Fuelling budget repair: how to reform fuel taxes for business
The $8 billion a year in fuel tax credits given to businesses should be cut in half, to help repair the budget and reduce carbon emissions, according to this Grattan Institute report.
Green investment: the prudent choice for prosperity
This paper sets out how to increase public spending on climate and nature in the United Kingdom, at speed - to maximise economic opportunities and ensure ongoing public support.
Beyond the budget 2022-23: fiscal outlook and scenarios
This report presents the Parliamentary Budget Office’s independent projections for the balance sheet, major fiscal aggregates, and revenue and expense categories across the medium term (2026-27 to 2032-33). It also includes a scenario analysis of Australia’s long-term fiscal sustainability to 2062-63.
The October 2022-23 Commonwealth Budget: a good start ... but rocky times ahead
The new Albanese Government has tabled a revised budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, revising revenue and spending forecasts. In this paper, Centre for Future Work researchers evaluate the budget's assumptions and policy measures from the perspective of workers and labour markets.
Australia’s debt disaster: estimating interest repayments on federal government debt by 2030
The research in this report explores three scenarios which model the impact that rising cash rates will have on government bond yields and interest repayments on debt being rolled over, as well as new debt being added to Australia's balance sheet.
Fact Check: Anthony Albanese says debt and deficit have never been higher. Is that correct?
Anthony Albanese says debt and deficit have never been higher. Verdict: Mr Albanese is wrong.
Statement on Labor's economic plan and budget strategy
This paper outlines's the ALP's policies surrounding the overall Australian economy and Labor's federal budgetary position.
Guide to the 2022-23 Budget
This guide to navigating the Commonwealth Government budget papers explains in a non-technical way where to find key information in the budget papers.
Budget analysis 2022-23: a budget to get to the May election – but no further
The Morrison Government has tabled its budget for the 2022-23 financial year. In this briefing paper, the Centre for Future Work's team of economists unpacks the budget, considers its effects and suggests alternatives.
Impacts of beer excise rate cut
This paper discusses proposals to halve the beer excise in Australia. The authors suggest it could cost around a billion dollars over the next five years and undermine policies to reduce the abuse of alcohol.
Budget blueprint 2022: from recovery to resilience
The Australian Federal Budget is a major annual event. It’s an opportunity for the government of the day to set out its vision for Australia’s future. This paper outlines the Blueprint Institute's assessment of the fiscal position Australia finds itself in.
A sea of red: tracking Australia’s debt iceberg
The backdrop to the forthcoming federal and state budgets for 2022/23 is that Australia’s public debt has increased sharply during the pandemic since 2019 — and is projected to increase further. This report provides an update of measures of Australia’s public debt based on mid-year...
Budget reset paper 2022
This paper outlines the case for and key elements of a comprehensive budget reset after the federal election and ahead of the 2023-24 Federal Budget.
Summer Foundation pre budget submission: January 2022
This submission has been prepared by the Summer Foundation.
Treasury says: productivity matters but Coalition policy doesn’t
This paper argues that Australian Treasury do not believe that any of the Coalition Governments major economic policies announced in the last six years will deliver lasting benefits to the economy.
2021 Intergenerational report: Australia over the next 40 years
The 2021 Intergenerational Report projects an outlook for the economy and the Australian government’s budget over the next 40 years. It examines the long-term sustainability of current policies and how demographic, technological and other structural trends may affect the economy and the budget.
Wellbeing budget 2021: securing our recovery
This document is the main source of budget information. It sets out the New Zealand government's priorities for the budget, the approach taken to develop it, and a summary of all initiatives included in Budget 2021. It also contains reports on fiscal strategy and child...
2021 Federal Budget: CSI budget response
The Centre for Social Impacts' response to the 2021 Federal Budget discusses how the key changes presented are likely to have an impact, both positive and negative, on different social issues around Australia.
Budget analysis 2021-22: heroic assumptions and half measures
This briefing paper reviews the main features of the Australian federal budget 2021/22 from the perspective of workers and labour markets. In particular, it considers in detail a major flaw in the overall macroeconomic logic underpinning the budget.
Per Capita tax survey 2021
The Per Capita Tax Survey 2021 provides valuable insights into public sentiment towards the federal government’s role in the post-COVID recovery, and can be used as a valuable resource for policy-makers in the months ahead.
Budget blueprint 2021: the roaring twenties
This paper outlines four policy areas that could provide tremendous potential for Australia to improve its economic development.
Fiscal sustainability: long-term budget scenarios
This report examines the sustainability of Australia's fiscal position by calculating future paths for debt under various scenarios for GDP growth, interest rates and the budget balance.
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.
Fact Check: Josh Frydenberg says welfare dependency was at a 30-year low heading into the pandemic. Is that correct?
The Coalition Government has reassured Australians that the nation is well placed to emerge strongly from the coronavirus crisis in large part because of its handling of the economy in the years leading up to the pandemic. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg recently pointed to the Government's...
AHP-systems thinking analyses for kaizen costing implementation in the construction industry
This study explores the potential of kaizen costing strategy to engender effective cost management within construction project delivery systems in developing countries.