Commonwealth Grants Commission Releases Update Report 2016

The report works with the same methodologies as the previous year to provide guidance on how the government can achieve horizontal fiscal equalisation. The report… Read More ›

European Commission Releases Action Plan to Modernise VAT

The European Commission has presented an Action Plan setting out ways to reboot the current EU VAT system to make it simpler, more fraud-proof and… Read More ›

Statement on Panama Papers by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

The statement can be found here.

Tax Treaty Between Australia and Germany Exposure Draft Released by Treasury

The draft outlines new Australian legislation to enact the tax treaty signed in November 2015 by Germany and Australia. The treaty makes some important changes… Read More ›

ATO to Investigate 800 Australians After Panama Paper Leaks

In a statement to the Australian Financial Review, The Australian Tax Office said they had identified 800 Australian taxpayers based on leaked documents of the Mossack… Read More ›

COAG Outcomes: States Reject Proposal for State Income Tax

The proposal was put forward as a way to deal with the vertical fiscal imbalance and increase state autonomy. All states except WA opposed the… Read More ›

OECD Releases Inaugural Publication: Revenue Statistics in Africa

The report contains internationally comparable revenue data for eight African countries, accounting for almost a quarter of Africa’s total GDP: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius, Morocco, Rwanda,… Read More ›

Event 19-20 May: Conference on Gender Budgeting at GCU

The conference will be held at Glasgow Caledonian University. The topics covered will include advocacy, adoption and advances of gender budgeting in the devolved governments… Read More ›

Grattan Institute Releases HELP for the Future Report

The report outlines suggestions to create a fairer system of repayment. More information and a link to the report can be found here.

Public Lecture Thursday April 21: From Colony to Superpower, American Growth and Inequality

The FH Gruen Public Lecture will be given by Professor Williamson, a Laird Bell Professor of Economics, emeritus, Harvard University; Honorary Fellow, Department of Economics, University of… Read More ›