We explain tax progressivity and its measurement.
From 2008 to 2017, private schools got nearly all the increase in effective school funding.
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.
Climate change media mentions substantially declined from 2011. But in 2019 climate change is back on the agenda.
It’s the misleading housing statistic that just won’t die. But it isn’t a claim being made by politicians in the heat of an election campaign. Instead it keeps appearing in the reports of some of Australia’s most prominent housing researchers.
A case study on why you shouldn’t use the Melbourne Institute’s HILDA survey to analyse household spending in Australia. It’s missing half of all household expenditure!
Australia has an extensive dental care subsidy scheme for children, but not many families use it. What can be done about this?
Recent increases in emissions from Australia’s fossil fuel exports dwarf any domestic reductions. Global emissions released overseas from coal and gas exported from Australia have more doubled since 2000, and are now more than double Australia’s domestic emissions.
More regional Australians are going to university when they finish school, and they are increasingly moving to the city to study. Fewer than a third of regional students commencing university in 2005 made the move to a city. By 2010, that number had risen to half, and by 2015 it was 57 per cent. Regional students with high ATARs move to the city at higher rates. High-achieving regional students tend to move to the city to study.
Average health outcomes are very good in Australia, but the average hides some shocking differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.