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Age of entitlement: age-based tax breaks

REPORT

by John Daley by and Brendan Coates


The Commonwealth could save about $1 billion a year by winding back tax breaks for older Australians that are unduly generous and have no sensible policy rationale.

  • john_daley

    Chief Executive Officer

    John Daley

    John is one of Australia’s leading public policy thinkers, with 25 years experience in the public, private and university sectors. He has worked for ANZ and McKinsey in a career that also includes expertise in law, finance, education, and workers compensation.

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    Australian Perspectives Fellow

    Brendan Coates

    Brendan has extensive experience advising on public and economic policy issues. Brendan worked with the World Bank in Indonesia, and prior to that, he undertook a number of roles with the Australian Treasury, including as part of the Treasury’s China Policy Unit. Brendan holds a Masters of International Development Economics from the Australian National University and Bachelors of Commerce and Arts from the University of Melbourne.