The Senate had referred the Government’s personal income tax plan to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and the committee held its public hearing on 6 June 2018 in Canberra.

The committee received 21 submissions from various groups, think tanks and academics. Submitters include Professor Miranda Stewart and Emily Millane from the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI) at the ANU; Professor Peter Whiteford (Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU) and the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods.

All submissions can be accessed here.

Video recording and transcript of the public hearing are also available on the Australian Parliament website. Among those testified include Professor Miranda Stewart, Associate Professor Ben Philips (ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods) and Associate Professor Jinjing Li (National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra).


Further Readings:

Is Australia’s Tax and Welfare System Too Progressive? by Peter Whiteford

Budget Forum 2018: This is not a Genuine or Equitable Way to Simplify the Personal Income Tax System by Andrew Podger

Budget Forum 2018: A Missed Opportunity for Enhancing Australia’s Budget Transparency on Distributional Information by Teck Chi Wong

Budget Forum 2018: Tax Caps and Tax Cuts: Good for Australia? by Miranda Stewart

Budget Forum 2018: Cuts to Personal Income Tax – A Mixed Bag by Robert Breunig

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