Tax Policy Reforms 2020: Countries Have Responded Decisively to COVID-19, but Face Significant Fiscal Challenges Ahead

Governments have taken unprecedented fiscal action in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but countries will need to support economic recovery in the face of significantly… Read More ›

Anglicare Australia Report: Rental Affordability for People on Welfare Payments Has Deteriorated During COVID-19

Anglicare Australia has called on the Government to raise the rate of welfare payments permanently. The call is made as Anglicare Australia released a special… Read More ›

ACOSS & UNSW Research Highlights Risk of COVID Pandemic Increasing Inequality

New analysis of inequality in Australia pre-COVID-19 provides a baseline against which to measure the impacts of the pandemic on income and wealth inequality. It… Read More ›

GDP Fell 7% in June Quarter, Australia Is Officially in Recession

Australian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell 7.0 per cent in the June quarter, the largest quarterly fall on record, according to figures released by the… Read More ›

Australian Industry Group Releases Federal Budget Submission 2020-21

Australia’s peak employer organisation, the Australian Industry Group, has released its recommendations for the October Federal Budget. The Australian Industry Group’s recommendations include: A range… Read More ›

2020 Paul Bourke Award Lecture: On Care, Welfare Conditionality and Free Riding

Speaker: Elise Klein, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy Date & Time: 8 September 2020 (Tuesday), 12pm to 1pm Location: Online Registration: https://events.humanitix.com/dr-elise-klein-2020-paul-bourke-lecture Care is… Read More ›

Reports: Analysis of the Impacts and Outcomes of the Australian Capital Territory’s Tax Reform Program

Since 2012, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government has been undertaking a 20-year program to modernise the Territory’s taxation system. The reform is to broaden… Read More ›

ACOSS Survey: Community Service Workers Warn of Dire Consequences of Planned Cuts to JobSeeker

More than 80 per cent of community service workers surveyed about the Coronavirus Supplement have said the increased rates of income support were having a… Read More ›

PBO Updated Medium-Term Fiscal Scenarios: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and Response

The Australian Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has recently made an update to the post-COVID-19 medium-term fiscal projection scenarios report. The report now suggests the impact… Read More ›

COVID-19 Affects Disadvantaged Families More Than Others: 100 Families WA Study

Families on low incomes have reported feeling depressed or anxious at twice the rates of the general community, according to the findings of a study… Read More ›