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  • New Research Report

    The Age Old Problem of Old Age: Fixing the Pension Simon Cowan and Matthew Taylor

    The Age Pension is unfair to poorer pensioners, badly targeted, and imposing an unsustainable rising cost on the taxpayer.

  • New Research Report

    Right or Rort? Dissecting Australia’s Tax Concessions Robert Carling

    Calls to abolish tax concessions to increase revenue are often misguided. So-called tax concessions for capital gains tax, negative gearing, superannuation, dividend imputation, and the goods and services tax are not really concessions at all but legitimate structural features of the tax system.

  • Recent Publication

    Towards a more competitive Medicare: The case for deregulating medical fees and co-payments in Australia David Gadiel

    It is paradoxical that the federal government sets a ‘Schedule Fee’ for Medicare services, when it has no ability to control fees. The reality is that the Medicare Schedule Fee is a misnomer, because it is no more than a ‘benefit’ for medical services.

  • Upcoming Event

    The Competition Policy Review Ian Harper

    According to the Competition Policy Review panel, reinvigorating Australia’s competition policy is essential to help meet the economic challenges and opportunities we face now and into the future.

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The CIS is looking for a passionate, likeminded person to join the CIS team.

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