Making childcare tax-deductible would be a backward step. Most families, and especially low-income families, would be worse off than under the subsidy. And work disincentives would be even worse than they are now.
Grattan has developed a new tool for monitoring the impacts of the coronavirus on the Australian economy
About 1 in 3 Australian businesses have expressed interest in the JobKeeper Program – but not all sectors are represented equally.
Governments around the globe are promising record amounts of spending to tackle the crisis. And those commitments will get bigger before this is over.
The Government has announced almost $200 billion of spending in less than a month. If you are having trouble keeping up – here is a short summary.
Every state and territory government in Australia has announced a spending response to the COVID-19 crisis. The measures, including loans, tax deferrals, and health spending, so far total almost $15 billion. This compliments the almost $194 billion in direct economic measures already announced by the Federal Government.
Do some people have too much influence over public policy in Australia? This blog post shows that older people, and men, were heavily over-represented in submissions to the 2015 Tax White Paper.
We explain tax progressivity and its measurement.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has been dodging questions on how much high-income earners will benefit from his tax plan and what it means for the progressivity of Australia’s tax system. Here are the answers.
Ever get mixed up about how much Australians really make? Consult our handy cheat sheet