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.

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.

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.

21 April 2013

Budget pressures on Australian governments 2013

Australian government budgets are under pressure, and may post an annual deficit of around 4 per cent of GDP by 2023. To ensure future prosperity, leaders need to make tougher choices.