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2024 Commonwealth Budget Analysis and Living Standard Trends in Australia

2024 Commonwealth Budget Analysis and Living Standard Trends in Australia

Author/editor: Phillips, B, Gray, M,

Year published: 2024

The major household financial measures in the 2024 Commonwealth Budget are modelled using the ANU PolicyMod model of the Australian tax and welfare system. Results provide average household financial impacts across different income and financial wellbeing levels. The policy settings for the latest...

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Survey evidence on Australia’s democratic resilience

Survey evidence on Australia’s democratic resilience

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Gray, M

Year published: 2024

There is a growing concern that democracies and democratic norms are under severe strain and threat. This paper uses Australian survey data to explore the concepts of 'democratic recession' and 'democratic resilience', framing the discussion around the quality and applicability of survey data in...

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It’s the economy (and housing), stupid: Views of Australians on the economy and the housing market in January 2024

It’s the economy (and housing), stupid: Views of Australians on the economy and the housing market in January 2024

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Gray, M, Phillips, B

Year published: 2024

This paper summarises recent public opinion data on views on the economy, as well as experience and views on the housing market. It is based on data from the January 2024 ANUpoll as well as historic ANUpoll data to show that compared to almost any time during the pandemic or immediately beforehand...

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ADS Survey Wave 1 Analysis Report and Summary

ADS Survey Wave 1 Analysis Report and Summary

Author/editor: Esler, M, Gray, M, Lethborg, A, Marasinghe, D

Year published: 2024

Both the summary and full version of the ADS Survey Wave 1 Analysis reports provide key information and insights on community attitudes towards people with disability and the impact on their wellbeing.

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Modelling Australian Superannuation with SuperMod: A Dynamic Distributional Model of Retirement Incomes in Australia

Modelling Australian Superannuation with SuperMod: A Dynamic Distributional Model of Retirement Incomes in Australia

Author/editor: Webster, R & Phillips, B

Year published: 2024

In this paper we investigate the impact on retirement balances and retirement adequacy from various policy changes, such as the effects of changes to the Superannuation Guarantee and superannuation taxation policies. To investigate the impact of changes to superannuation policies we create a...

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PolicyMod: Microsimulation Model for the Australian Tax and Transfer System December 2023

PolicyMod: Microsimulation Model for the Australian Tax and Transfer System December 2023

Author/editor: Phillips, B, Webster, R & Joseph C

Year published: 2024

PolicyMod is a microsimulation model of the Australian Tax and Transfer system developed by the Centre for Social Research and Methods at the Australian National University. PolicyMod can model most components of the Australian personal income taxation and transfer system including existing and...

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Process evaluation of the Justice Housing Program

Process evaluation of the Justice Housing Program

Author/editor: Taylor, H, Bartels, L, Rehill, P, Wong, G & Liu, E

Year published: 2023

This report presents the findings from a process evaluation of the Justice Housing Program (JHP). The JHP is a collaboration between the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS), especially ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS), the Community Services Directorate...

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Public attitudes towards coercive control: Evidence from a nationally representative population survey

Public attitudes towards coercive control: Evidence from a nationally representative population survey

Author/editor: Strange, C, Bartels, L, Boxall, H, Fitz-Gibbon, K & Biddle, N

Year published: 2023

Coercive control as a factor associated with intimate partner homicide has prompted significant efforts in Australia to improve understanding of the behaviour, to prevent it, and to respond to it. The criminalisation of coercive control has occurred at the state level, and several jurisdictions...

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Detailed analysis of the 2023 Voice to Parliament Referendum and related social and political attitudes

Detailed analysis of the 2023 Voice to Parliament Referendum and related social and political attitudes

Author/editor: Biddle,N, Gray, M, McAllister, I & Qvortrup, M

Year published: 2023

On the 14th of October 2023, Australians voted on a proposal ‘To alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.’ Only 39.9 per cent of legal votes were in favour of this change, and there was not a majority or close...

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Australian views towards democracy: Comparisons through time and with the rest of the region

Australian views towards democracy: Comparisons through time and with the rest of the region

Author/editor: Biddle N & Gray, M

Year published: 2023

There are concerns in many established democracies, including Australia, about an erosion of democratic institutions and falls in support for democracy. Having data over the medium to longer term on Australian’s confidence in key institutions including government and views about democracy is...

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