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 taxation. Ben suggests that debate has led to the belief… more
Discussing the budget on Radio National Drive Jonathan Green hosts CPD’s Miriam Lyons and Dr John Hewson, former Liberal leader, with input from Paul Bloxham, Alison Carabine, Dr Cassandra Goldie, John Daley, John Connor and Innes Willox. “Treasurer Wayne Swan has handed down his… more
Experts line up to challenge tax discontent CPD Fellows have won us exposure in international publication, The Economist. No less than three articles about Australian tax policy in the respected magazine last week benefited from the expertise of John Quiggin (pictured)… more
CPD Fellow, Ben Spies-Butcher considers how tax breaks are transforming Australia’s welfare. Are these new forms of social security promoting self-reliance or more welfare for the rich? If you’re in Melbourne, come along to this joint Centre for Policy Development… more
Katreena Doherty rounds up the latest thinking on tax from progressive think tanks in the US and UK.
The need for tax-funded services and payments is rising, writes Eva Cox, but public support for increased taxation can only be sustained if we shift the focus of the social security system.
Are we asking our tax and transfer systems to do too much? Ian McAuley believes we have been trying to use transfer payments to compensate for our economy’s inability to provide enough well-paying jobs – a strategy that can only… more
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 welfare state.