You’d think it would be a simple question to answer, but unfortunately it’s not. Here’s why.
Why cheaper childcare is an economic reform and who benefits
Tomorrow’s Budget is likely to feature personal income tax cuts – this piece explains the policy choices, who benefits, and the key things to look out for
The world only ever asks about women’s children. Australia should be the first country to ask about men’s.
Australia is in for a long and damaging economic slump, unless governments inject substantially more fiscal stimulus.
Between 1972 and 2018, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) issued 31 Economic Surveys of Australia – about one every 18 months. Each survey suggested policy reforms that the OECD believed would increase economic growth and living standards. How often were their recommendations implemented?
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.
Updated ABS payroll data shows that job losses due to COVID-19 were clearly concentrating in Victoria, even before Stage 3 and 4 restrictions took effect across the state.
New Grattan Institute modelling shows that most Australians will have a comfortable retirement – even if they’ve spent some of their super early.
Victorians in 10 postcodes across Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered back into lockdown. But regaining control of COVID-19 remains the responsibility of all Victorians.