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Adopting New Zealand’s Flexible Tax Model For Retirees Will Help Solve Australia’s Acute Worker Shortage Crisis
6 May 2024

Adopting New Zealand’s Flexible Tax Model For Retirees Will Help Solve Australia’s Acute Worker Shortage Crisis

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. A comfortable retirement should be an easily attainable goal for all Australians, and making
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Minister Confirms Pensioners To Continue To Face 69% Tax Rate
29 February 2024

Minister Confirms Pensioners To Continue To Face 69% Tax Rate

“Minister Rishworth’s confirmation that the federal government will not adopt the New Zealand pensioner work model is cruel news for the more than 500,000 Australians who want to work but are disincentivised from doing so by exorbitant tax barriers,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today on ABC Radio Adelaide Mornings, Federal Minister for Social
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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into Improving Consumer Experiences, Choice, And Outcomes In Australia’s Retirement System
23 February 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into Improving Consumer Experiences, Choice, And Outcomes In Australia’s Retirement System

The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Economics References Committee (“the committee”) as it conducts its inquiry into Improving consumer experiences, choice, and outcomes in Australia’s retirement system. The IPA has been leading the debate regarding taxation on Australian age pensioners, and how the existing
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Take A Leaf Out Of NZ’s Book: How We Could Deal With the Worker Shortage
22 February 2024

Take A Leaf Out Of NZ’s Book: How We Could Deal With the Worker Shortage

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. Governments have tended to use migration as the lazy solution to fill worker shortages, but a simple solution lies right across the ditch. In 2023, Australia’s worker shortage crisis changed from being
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How New Zealand Solved It’s Worker Shortage Crisis
12 February 2024

How New Zealand Solved It’s Worker Shortage Crisis

Australia is currently experiencing unprecedented, yet persistent, worker shortages. According to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of job vacancies across the Australian economy—meaning a job position that is available for immediate filling and for which recruitment action has been taken—is currently above 388,000. Worker shortages make it difficult for entrepreneurs and investors to
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IPA Research: New Zealand Pension Model Roadmap To Solving Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis
12 February 2024

IPA Research: New Zealand Pension Model Roadmap To Solving Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis

“The current tax debate in Canberra has failed to notice that Australian pensioners and veterans face an effective marginal tax rate of 69 per cent if they choose to work. Without reform, Australia will not solve its worker shortage crisis,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a new report, How New
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Work Transition Bill Another Missed Opportunity For Pensioners, Veterans And Students
18 October 2023

Work Transition Bill Another Missed Opportunity For Pensioners, Veterans And Students

“Pension reforms introduced to federal parliament today lack ambition and will still see pensioners, veterans, and students face unfair tax and red tape disincentives to work,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the federal government introduced the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Supporting the Transition to Work) Bill 2023, which makes permanent the
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Submission To The Inquiry Into The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023
28 September 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of PublicAffairs (the IPA) with the Education and Employment Legislation Committee as it conducts itsinquiry into the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (the bill). The findings contained in this submission are based on analysis conducted by the IPA relating
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Employment White paper Must Focus On Getting More Australians Into Work Over Lazy Migration-only Approach
20 September 2023

Employment White paper Must Focus On Getting More Australians Into Work Over Lazy Migration-only Approach

“The failure to remove tax and red tape barriers stopping pensioners, veterans and students from working must be addressed as a priority in the federal government’s Employment White Paper to be released next week,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA research has shown that $32 billion in wages is foregone each year as tax
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Saxon Davidson On Pension Reform And Housing Shortages Perth Live 6PR – 24 August 2023
25 August 2023

Saxon Davidson On Pension Reform And Housing Shortages Perth Live 6PR – 24 August 2023

All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research Below is a transcript of the interview. Oliver Peterson: Treasurer Jim Chalmers was speaking at the National Press Club earlier today, as he’s released the Intergenerational Report. Australia faces, we’re told, four decades of deficits out to 2063, fueled by an
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