Policy makers need timely information to decide whether economic stimulus might be required. A new indicator based on the unemployment rate can help.
The 2019 federal election: four surprising charts on what we know so far.
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.