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Participatory Budgeting: The Next ‘Big Thing’ in Australian Local Government?

Australian governments of all levels are increasingly familiar with two trends in public budgeting. Firstly, the pressure to deliver ‘more with less’ in public budgets;… Read More ›

Does It Pay to Work? – The Case of a Single Parent with 4 Children

Despite some analysis from the media suggesting single parents might find being on welfare more attractive than working, more than half of sole parents in… Read More ›

The ‘Netflix Tax’: What Can We Learn from the EU-MOSS Scheme?

Australia’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be extended to all imports of digital goods and services by consumers in Australia from 1 July 2017.… Read More ›

Tackling Australia’s Public Debt Problem

Budgetary issues in Australia have dominated public policy discussion at the federal level since the 2008-10 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Governments at both national and… Read More ›

Should Indirect Tax Policy Ever be Concerned with Equity? – A Comment on the Policy Relevance of Atkinson-Stiglitz (1976)

The famous 1976 paper by Anthony Atkinson and Joseph Stiglitz achieves an elusive goal. It provides a policy relevant result in a general framework that… Read More ›

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