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It’s Not Just Newstart. Single Parents Are $271 per Fortnight Worse Off. Labor Needs an Overarching Welfare Review

Thirty years after Prime Minister Bob Hawke famously promised that by 1990 no Australian child would live in poverty, Bill Shorten has promised that, if… Read More ›

A Dual Income Tax System for Australian Small Business: Will It Achieve Greater Tax Neutrality?

In Australia, it appears that every newly elected government grapples with how best to tax small businesses. The small business sector is often seen as… Read More ›

Is the Proportion of Net Benefit Recipients a Concern? A Reply to Peter Whiteford

In his 5 October comment on Austaxpolicy, Relax. The Divide Between the Taxed and the Taxed -Nots Isn’t New and Doesn’t Buy Elections, Peter Whiteford… Read More ›

The Deterrent Effect of Whistleblowing on Tax Collections

While many countries use tax-related whistleblowing programs, the direct effect of these mechanisms is usually negligible (approximately, 0.05% in the US, and even less than… Read More ›

Lessons from Australia’s Tampon Tax Repeal: A Path to Gender Equality for the United States to Follow

Thank you, Australia, for showing the rest of the world how it is done. With the state and territorial governments’ agreement to repeal the “tampon… Read More ›