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Big Australia, small Australia, diverse Australia: Australia’s views on population

Big Australia, small Australia, diverse Australia: Australia’s views on population

Author/editor: Biddle, N.

Year published: 2019

Alongside their level of economic development, countries are often defined by their population size. Australia, with a population of around 25 million, was the 54th largest country by population in 2018 and around the upper-middle part of the distribution of countries. 1 Countries grow through a...

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Public attitudes towards Data Governance in Australia

Public attitudes towards Data Governance in Australia

Author/editor: N Biddle, B Edwards, M Gray, & S McEachern

Year published: 2019

Never before has more data been held about us by government or companies that we interact with and never before has this data been so used, or so useful for analytical purposes. In order to maintain a social licence for this data to be used for research and policy purposes, it is important to...

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Research Note: Distributional Modelling of Labor Tax and Child Care Payment Election Policies

Research Note: Distributional Modelling of Labor Tax and Child Care Payment Election Policies

Author/editor: Phillips, B., Gray, M., Webster, R. and Joseph, C.

Year published: 2019

This research note presents estimates of the distributional impact of Labor’s 2019 Federal election tax policy for Australian households by disposable income and household wealth. It also considers the impact of Labor's child care policy. Labor policies are compared with the current policy settings...

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Research Note: Living Standards and Cost of Living Indexes

Author/editor: Phillips, B

Year published: 2019

There is significant academic, policy and media interest in living standards and how they are changing. Australia does not have a measure of living standards with a specific focus on households and this index remedies this. The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods has developed a new living...

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Research Note: Modelling of the 2019 Liberal-National Coalition and Australian Labor Party Personal Income Tax Policies

Author/editor: Associate Professor Ben Phillips, Professor Matthew Gray, Richard Webster, Cukkoo Joseph

Year published: 2019

The Liberal-National Coalition ("the Coalition") and the Australian Labor Party are both proposing a number of changes to the personal income taxation system. This paper considers the average household tax rate, fiscal consequences and distributional consequences of the Coalition and Labor personal...

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The Role of Government – Australian views on government services

The Role of Government – Australian views on government services

Author/editor: N Biddle, M Gray & J Sheppard

Year published: 2019

Some of the most important questions facing any government involve the extent of its role in service delivery: how services demanded by the public are funded and delivered and how new programs should be implemented. These questions go to the heart of how we organise ourselves as a society, and what...

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Job security & the future of work: Australian workers’ views

Job security & the future of work: Australian workers’ views

Author/editor: Sheppard, J, Biddle, N, Gray, M et al

Year published: 2018

Data collected for the Australian National University (ANU) annual ANUpoll series shows Australians are comfortable with their job security, however they are less optimistic about finding a different job for the same or better wage. ANUpoll data shows about 88 per cent of Australians think it is '...

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Modelling of the 2018-19 Federal Budget Personal Income Tax Measures

Author/editor: Phillips, B, Webster, R, & Gray, M

Year published: 2018

The Federal Budget for 2018-19 contains a number of changes to the personal income taxation system for Australia. The changes are in two stages. The first stage consists of modest tax cuts provided in 2018-19 that are directed towards low and middle income earners. The second stage are more...

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Research Note: Comparison of the Coalition 2018-19 Federal Budget Income Tax Measures and the Labor Proposal

Author/editor: Phillips, B; Webster, R; Gray, M

Year published: 2018

The research note has been produced to compare the impacts of the personal income tax measures contained in the 2018-19 Federal Budget with the impacts of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) opposition proposal as outlined by the Hon.Bill Shorten MP. in his Budget Reply speech. The research note...

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Research Note: Living Standards and Cost of Living Indexes for Australian Households

Author/editor: Phillips, B

Year published: 2018

This is a short note on the methodology employed by CSRM to calculate a quarterly living standards index and cost of living index for Australia. In this research, the author considers standard of living from an income based financial perspective. This measure compares income growth for Australian...

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