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Federal/State blame game to continue after Henry Review

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Federal/State blame game to continue after Henry Review. Recommendations from the Henry Tax Review for states to abolish some of their own taxes, without giving states the power to raise revenue, are a recipe for the federal/state blame game to...

Keeping Super Safe

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Louise Staley

Disclosure levels by Australian superannuation funds are inadequate. Disclosure levels should meet international benchmarks to adequately protect Australians' superannuation savings. The role of some Australian superannuation industry funds as...

Henry Tax Review Must Recommend Tax Cuts

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Friday, 22nd January 2010 According to Australia's leading free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, Treasury Secretary Ken Henry's review into Australia's taxation system must recommend substantial tax cuts. Henry's speech...

State Business Tax Calculator - Fact Sheets - 2009

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Julie Novak

The IPA State Business Tax Calculator (SBTC) is a quantitative model that measures the tax imposed on business by state governments. The latest information on tax rates and structures (as at 31 December 2009) are used to calculate tax liabilities.

Business Bearing the Burden 2009

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Julie Novak

The IPA State Business Tax Calculator calculates the level of state government taxes on business in each of the six Australian states. The IPA analysis reveals: South Australia has the highest taxes on business, while Western Australia has the...

Costly, ineffectual and protectionist carbon tariffs

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson and Caitlin Brown

Many developed country governments are in the process of negotiating for the introduction of carbon price signals to incentivise business and consumers to reduce their carbon footprint. Individual European countries and the European Union already...

The moral value of free markets

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Michael Warby

Speech from the launch of Richard Morgan's Lessons From The Global Financial Crisis: The Relevance of Adam Smith on Morality and Free Markets. We are here today to launch Richard Morgan's book, a book that applies 18th century wisdom to current...

How much do we actually spend on early childhood?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alex Robson

International comparisons of public spending data are ubiquitous in economics. But what do such exercises actually tell us? When performed correctly by economists, international comparisons can often provide useful information and insights into...

Another Nobel for market economics

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Julie Novak

Elinor Ostrom, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, is not your average Nobel winner, writes Julie Novak

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Stimulus Packages

SUBMISSION | Sinclair Davidson and Ashton de Silva

Australia has experienced a generation of economic reform. The Australian economy is much more resilient to economic downturns now than it has been in the past. Of course our economy is somewhat vulnerable to international events and we do not...

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