Evaluating Australian Environmental Taxes through Behavioural Economics: A Case Study of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Charge

In November 2017, the latest Climate Change Performance Index was released. The Index’s annual review of climate change policies in 60 countries confirmed that, in… Read More ›

The Links Between Tariff Protection and Wage Protection in the Early Federation

In the first decade after Federation in 1901, the Australian Parliament passed legislation that determined the main features of our economic and social policies for… Read More ›

Economic Scenario Analysis of the 2017–18 Budget Medium-Term Projections

Returning the Australian Government’s finances to a sustainable position following the Global Financial Crisis continues to present a challenge for government. While the 2017–18 Budget… Read More ›

Sharing the Burden: Taxation of the Peer-to-Peer Economy

Within less than a decade, companies such as Uber, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit have become an integral part of the personal and social experience globally. Services… Read More ›

All About Parliamentary Budget Office Costings

A key objective of the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) is to support a more informed policy debate. Part of that objective is achieved by providing… Read More ›

Quantifying the Effects of Child Care Subsidy Reform on Labour Supply, Child Care Demand and Household Finances for Two-Parent Households

Starting from July 2018, Australia’s current ‘complex and costly’ child care subsidy system will be replaced by a new single Child Care Subsidy (CCS), after… Read More ›

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