Pages tagged by "tax"

Bare minimum: unpicking the minimum wage

Australia needs to have a national conversation about the minimum wage, starting with breaking free from the short-term thinking of the annual negotiations, according to the author of a new report from the HC Coombs Policy Forum.

Middle class welfare – are we hitting the target?

Child poverty could be on the increase due to changes in Family Tax Benefit, write PETER WHITEFORD and GERRY REDMOND.

Big returns expected from the new Tax and Transfer Policy Institute

A new Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at Crawford School, announced in the Federal Budget, will aim to answer the big questions for the country and region about tax and transfer systems.

Welfare policies shouldn't hit home

Including homes in welfare assessments is not what the public, or politicians, should want to see, writes PETER WHITEFORD.

Lifting the heavy burden of obesity

Could a tax on highly processed foods help change consumer behaviour about the over consumption of food? That's the subject of an ABC Big Ideas show featuring Professor Adrian Kay from the Crawford School.

Future proofing

Dr Ken Henry is one of the country’s best-known public servants and a renowned economist. In his new role as Executive Chair of the ANU Institute of Public Policy at the Crawford School, he hopes to bring fresh thinking to the nation’s biggest challenges and opportunities, writes JAMES GIGGACHER.

Australia’s emissions projections: bleak but too pessimistic

The carbon pricing policy is likely to go further towards meeting Australia's emissions targets than the Government's projections suggest, writes FRANK JOTZO.

Do warnings of falling living standards add up to need for tax reform?

Putting tax reform on the policy agenda will ensure the benefits of growth are more equally shared, writes PETER WHITEFORD.

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