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Federal Budget Forgets What Hawke Knew About Growth
4 June 2024

Federal Budget Forgets What Hawke Knew About Growth

State Library of South Australia, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons In this article, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Australian budget and cost of living. ‘We will not be able to just spend our way out of the mess: we must work our way out of it, work our way out of
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Understanding Inequality In Australia
27 November 2017

Understanding Inequality In Australia

The best available evidence demonstrates that income inequality is low and declining in Australia. Suggestions to the contrary rely on highly unreliable and potentially misleading measures, such as the income share earned by the top 1% of income earners. Further, Australia has the third most equal distribution of net wealth in the developed world, the second lowest proportion of adults
Inequality Low And Decreasing
27 November 2017

Inequality Low And Decreasing

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today released a new landmark report, Understanding Inequality in Australia, authored by IPA research fellows Daniel Wild and Andrew Bushnell, which analysis the extent of income inequality in Australia. “Claims that income inequality is high and increasing in Australia are wrong. Income inequality is lower today than 15 years ago and is
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21 November 2016

Submission To The Senate Economics Legislation Committee Inquiry Into The Australian Government Superannuation Imposition Bill

The purpose of the retirement income system should be to enable Australians to maintain in retirement the living standards they achieve during their working lives. While our system largely achieves that goal for low and high-income earners, middle-income Australia is poorly served. High effective tax rates on superannuation are a critical factor contributing to a retirement savings deficit for middle-income
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