25 April 2016

Hot property: negative gearing and capital gains tax

Reforms to negative gearing and capital gains tax would save the government about $5.3 billion a year and improve housing affordability without significantly hurting incentives to save. Change is long overdue.

6 December 2015

A GST reform package

Australian governments need to raise more revenue. Collecting more through the GST is one of the better ways to do it. A well designed reform package could support economic growth, retain work incentives and protect the most vulnerable.

24 November 2015

Super tax targeting

Australia’s superannuation system is expensive and unfair. Superannuation tax breaks should be more tightly targeted at their policy purpose, and at those who need them most.

14 July 2015

Property Taxes

A modest and broad-based property levy could raise $7 billion a year and would be the best way for states and territories to raise revenue to meet rising budget shortfalls.

1 July 2015

Fiscal challenges for Australia

Even highly optimistic government projections show that Australia is set for a decade of deficits that future generations will have to pay for. Government needs more realistic forecasts that provide a clearer picture of our budgetary problems.

19 April 2015

Super savings

High fees are hurting the superannuation balances of millions of Australians. Government action can drive them down, taking the pressure off retirement and pension payments. Here’s how.

9 December 2014

The wealth of generations

Older Australians are capturing a rising share of wealth, while the wealth of the young has stagnated. It is time to renew Australia’s generational bargain with policies that ensure rising living standards for all ages.

4 May 2014

Budget pressures on Australian governments 2014

Rising health, pension and infrastructure spending will force Australian governments to find savings and tax increases of $70 billion a year by 2024 to balance their budgets. Tough choices are needed.

27 April 2014

Super sting: how to stop Australians paying too much for superannuation

Australians are paying up to three times more than they should in superannuation fees. Change could save them $10 billion a year.

24 November 2013

Balancing budgets: tough choices we need

Governments face deficits of up to $60 billion a year by 2023 unless they take brave decisions to balance budgets. Here is a way to do it.