Could higher taxes be the answer to a tight budget? … Joel Rosenzveig hosts Ben Spies-Butcher, CPD fellow and lecturer in Sociology at Macquarie University, on 2ser’s The Daily to discuss… more
Posts by Ben Spies-Butcher
With the Coalition making noises about tax reform, Ben Spies-Butcher looks at the implications of the Henry Review proposals on a flat income tax
Are education rebates the best way to cut the cost of living for families and make inroads into the education budget? Ben Spies-Butcher weighs it up
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… more
Ben Spies-Butcher questions claims that the Liberals’ flat tax proposals are either simpler or fairer.
Labor’s proposed changes to superannuation are a small step in the right direction, explains CPD fellow Ben Spies-Butcher.
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… more
Ben Spies-Butcher and Tom Keily look overseas for some direction about alternative ways to use this one-off revenue to achieve real ‘reform’ and properly ‘future proof’ Australia. The ‘Alaska Permanent… more