Paul Keating's problem is he actually likes Peter Costello's super tax breaks
Income based traffic fines
Adopting a proportional traffic fine system would be fairer and offer modest increases in revenue for most states, according to a new report from The Australia Institute.
Finland's Fine Example
This paper examines how the Finnish model of progressive traffic fines could work in Australia, and estimates the effect on individuals at different income levels.
Lipstick on a self-serving economic model
First published by the Australian Financial Review - here.
Tasmanians polled on tax reform, GST
A ReachTEL poll of 1,139 Tasmanians showed 61% of residents were opposed to an increase in the GST rate and just 26% supportive. (See Question 1 below)
CEDEX shows 2015 a year of emissions rises
Electricity emissions from the National Energy Market in Australia in 2015 increased 2.4 per cent on 2014 levels and have increased by 5.1 per cent since their lowest point in the year to June 2014, when the carbon price was abolished.
Time to remove tax breaks for mansions
No tax concession does less to stimulate innovation or employment than the capital gains tax exemption on luxury homes.
A message from the Chair of the Board
The Australia Institute has some exciting news to announce. After 8 years at the helm Richard Denniss has decided to step down from the role of Executive Director of the Australia Institute. On behalf of the Board I would like to express my appreciation to Richard and his family for the effort he has put in, and for the results that he has achieved.
Since the beginning of the mining boom Australia’s rural sector has lost $61.5 billion in export income. This includes $18.9 billion in 2011-12 alone.