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Budget Forum 2024: Tango With Tax – Means Testing the Energy Bill Rebate

We ought to think of the tango when we think of social welfare. In a well-crafted social welfare system, taxes and public transfers tango with… Read More ›

Budget Forum 2024: Future Made in Australia

Before the budget the Australian Government announced a new program, Future Made in Australia. The program’s main objective is to provide substantial government financial assistance… Read More ›

Budget Forum 2024: Stage Three Tax Cuts, Permanent or Temporary Relief to Address Cost-of-Living Pressures?

The 2024-25 Federal Budget will likely respond to significant cost-of-living pressures. The Albanese government have already amended the legislated stage 3 tax cuts implemented by… Read More ›

Tax Volunteerism in Indonesia: Unlocking the Youth Potential

Voluntary work, the engine of countless charities and social initiatives, is often seen as having an intangible benefit or intrinsic value with little economic impact.… Read More ›

Budget Forum 2024: JobSeeker Payments Need a Substantial Boost (and Improved Indexation)

The government’s Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee has just published its second report. It was set up by Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Minister for Social Services… Read More ›