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  • New Report

    Eight Housing Affordability Myths Stephen Kirchner

    Australians are conflicted in their attitude to the long-run change in real house prices because they are both investors in housing as an asset class and consumers of housing services. This conflicted attitude on the part of the public is reflected in confused public policies followed by Australian governments.

  • Current T30 Report

    Fairer Paid Parental Leave Matthew Taylor

    This report describes how an Income Contingent Loans (ICL) scheme could be used to provide wage replacement Paid Parental Leave for Australian parents. This scheme is modelled using representative data on Australian families with young children using data from a Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) study.

  • Special Report

    Where Your Tax Dollars Go


  • Upcoming Event

    Is there any such thing as ethical technology? featuring Nick Cater, Helen Andrews, and Dr Ryan Messmore

    Should some lines of scientific inquiry or technological application be ruled out because of their potential to harm?


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 Worth revisiting

In the current political climate the insights by Peter Saunders in Re-moralising the Welfare State are more relevant than ever. 

The left thinks high welfare spending signifies compassion. The right believes it rewards irresponsible behaviour. Saunders argues both sides are right