Peter Whiteford

Peter Whiteford is a Professor at the Crawford School at the Australian National University and the director of the Social Policy Institute. His research is focused on pension and welfare policies.

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Website : https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/whiteford-pb


  • Why Social Policy Counts, 07 Dec 2018
  • It’s Not Just Newstart. Single Parents Are $271 per Fortnight Worse Off. Labor Needs an Overarching Welfare Review, 05 Dec 2018
  • Relax. The Divide Between the Taxed and the ‘Taxed-Nots’ Isn’t New and Doesn’t Buy Elections, 05 Oct 2018
  • Don’t Believe What They Say About Inequality. Some of Us Are Worse Off, 10 Sep 2018
  • Good Times, Bad Times, 13 Jul 2018
  • Who Gets What? Who Pays for It? How Incomes, Taxes and Benefits Work out for Australians, 25 Jun 2018
  • Is Australia’s Tax and Welfare System Too Progressive?, 07 Jun 2018
  • The ‘Inequality Wars’: CEO Pay Is One Part of Complex Picture Post-GFC, 12 Dec 2017
  • Income Inequality Ticks Down as the Rich See Their Incomes Fall: ABS, 15 Sep 2017
  • Social Security and Welfare Spending in Australia: Assessing Long-Term Trends Part 5, 02 Aug 2017
  • Social Security and Welfare Spending in Australia: Assessing Long-Term Trends Part 4, 01 Aug 2017
  • Social Security and Welfare Spending in Australia: Assessing Long-Term Trends Part 3, 31 Jul 2017
  • Social Security and Welfare Spending in Australia: Assessing Long-Term Trends Part 2, 28 Jul 2017
  • Social Security and Welfare Spending in Australia: Assessing Long-Term Trends Part 1, 27 Jul 2017
  • Budget Forum 2017: Welfare Changes Stigmatise Recipients and Are Sitting on Shaky Ground, 22 May 2017
  • “Them” and “Us”: The Enduring Power of Welfare Myths, 17 Mar 2017
  • Timing It Wrong: Benefits, Income Tests, Overpayments and Debts, 02 Mar 2017
  • The Dynamics of “Zero Net Taxpayers”: A Lifecourse and Risk Perspective, 21 Nov 2016
  • Zero Net Taxpayers: How Does Australia Compare?, 14 Nov 2016
  • A Related Concept: Net Tax Thresholds, 07 Nov 2016
  • Should We Be Worried About “Zero Net Taxpayers”?, 04 Nov 2016
  • The Tax-Transfer System, Progressivity and Redistribution: How Progressive is the Australian Transfer System?, 10 Dec 2015