3 August 2016
The Productivity Commission has released its draft report setting out criteria for assessing the competitiveness and efficiency of the superannuation system.
19 July 2016
The persistent budget deficit is one of the re-elected Turnbull Government’s biggest challenges.
18 July 2016
Coalition members meet today in Canberra to consider proposed changes to superannuation. A few facts may help them decide.
12 July 2016
Australia has a new government. After an eight-week campaign, and a week of watching the count, its members will doubtless be delighted to switch from electioneering to governing.
6 July 2016
Let’s hope the next prime minister of Australia – whoever that might be – is very good at doing a deal. Because he will have little choice if he wants to make a dent in Australia’s economic or budget challenges.
28 June 2016
Budgetary responsibility has always been a big deal in Australian elections. So not surprisingly, there’s been plenty of interest in the closing week of the campaign about how everything adds up.
15 June 2016
The Orange Book 2016 surveys policy recommendations from seven years of Grattan Institute reports and outlines what the next government’s priorities should be, whoever wins the election.
3 June 2016
A number of politicians have struggled this week to explain the Turnbull Government’s proposed changes to superannuation. Given the complexity of the area, that’s not surprising that intergenerational “theft” through superannuation has continued for so long.
26 May 2016
Any change in taxation invariably raises questions about distribution. Who loses, who wins – and who loses most – will always be an issue. But such analysis should be applied with care, lest it miss the bigger picture.
20 May 2016
There has already been lots of argument about whether the May budget was fair, particularly in its changes to personal income tax. But as is so often the case, “fairness” depends on your perspective.