Why Australians should pay more tax. According to Miriam Lyons, Adam Stebbing, Adrian March and Shaun Wilson, Australians say they want improved services and greater equality of opportunity, all of which come at a cost that we should be prepared… more
Posts by Adam Stebbing
The 2011-12 Budget’s cuts to middle class welfare was lambasted by the Coalition as an attempt to “fan middle class welfare”, and lauded by the Treasurer as a ‘Labor Budget’ that would increase support for those who need it most,… more
In place of transparency and accountability around spending commitments, this election season has been characterised by mudslinging around budget honesty. Adam Stebbing explains why this is a problem
In an election campaign dominated by spending and savings, why is so little attention being paid to the private health insurance rebate, asks Adam Stebbing
The government’s announced reforms to the tax concession further undermines the potential of superannuation to significantly contribute to either the assets available to workers when they retire or the fiscal sustainability of the Budget as the population ages. Currently, the… more
One of Australia’s least fair and least effective forms of public investment is still growing like topsy. In this paper for the Centre for Policy Development Dr Ben Spies-Butcher and Adam Stebbing uncover Australia’s hidden welfare state.