Economics & Deregulation

Economics & Deregulation

Economic policy research has been a core area of the Institute of Public Affairs since the IPA was founded in 1943. The IPA examines state and federal tax, spending and regulatory initiatives, looking carefully at the unintended consequences of government intervention in the economy. Of particular interest are tax reform, government spending, industrial relations, trade liberalisation, economic freedom, physical and intellectual property rights and regulation.

Sub-topics of Economics & Deregulation

News

GST Change Is A Plain And Simple Tariff, Scott Morrison

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Australian 11th April, 2017

This article was originally published by Sinclair Davidson and Chris Berg. The Turnbull government's proposal to eliminate the $1000 threshold...

Diverted Profits Tax Will Go Nowhere

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
Australian Financial Review 29th March, 2017

This article was originally published by Sinclair Davidson and Chris Berg The Turnbull government's diverted profit tax has passed the Parliament....

There is a better home for superannuation

Economics & Deregulation | Simon Breheny
Australian Financial Review 16th March, 2017

Giving people access to their own money is an uncontroversial idea. Young people trying to enter the housing market should be granted access to...

Immigrants boost the economy and should be welcomed

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 24th February, 2017

Populism is being mainstreamed in Australia. At a book launch former prime minister Tony Abbott set out an aggressive populist agenda for Australia...

IMF Report Shows Old-Time Fiscal Religion Is Needed To Counter The New Mediocre

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 20th February, 2017

The latest annual IMF Australia Consultation might have passed unnoticed but for this highly damning statement: "the new mediocre". Perhaps they...

Taxi licence compensation sends the wrong message

Economics & Deregulation | Darcy Allen
Herald Sun 15th February, 2017

Lines of taxi drivers crawled across the Bolte Bridge in Melbourne on Monday. Their protest wasn't over pay, conditions or safety. It was over the...

Publications

Placing GST On Online Purchases Is A Tax Increase Which Will Place Australian Consumers At Risk

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

"The government's plan to impose GST on goods purchased from foreign online retailers is a tax increase and should be rejected by the parliament", said Dr Chris Berg. Dr Berg and Professor Sinclair Davidson, RMIT economists and senior fellows at...

Why Section 487 Must Go

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Australian Taxation Office Vindicates IPA Research And Admits Corporate Tax Avoidance Is Relatively Modest

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"Comments made today by the Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan that corporate tax avoidance is a minor issue vindicate Institute of Public Affairs research", said Chris Berg, postdoctoral fellow at RMIT and senior fellow at the Institute of Public...