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Budget Forum 2024: Personal Income Tax Cuts and Fiscal Policy

While the budget did not announce any much-needed tax reform, it does have two noteworthy aspects from a medium-term perspective. First, it introduces the re-designed… Read More ›

Corporate Tax Reform: What Did Minister Ed Husic Say, and What Might Actually Work?

When politicians talk about business tax reform, and talk about using it to stimulate investment, they are usually referring to one of (or a mix… Read More ›

Budget Forum 2024: Universalism by Design? Unpacking the Politics of Inflation

This year’s federal budget did something most commentators didn’t expect. A Labor government chose to address cost of living pressures through a universal payment –… Read More ›

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 ›