TARGET30 Papers

Publications

Withholding Dividends: Better ways to make the public sector efficient
Alexander Philipatos
29 May 2014 | T30.10

As the commission of audit has uncovered, the government must make significant cuts to spending to get the budget back into surplus. In the quest to find savings, the government cannot ignore the public service.…

School Funding on a Budget
Jennifer Buckingham
30 April 2014 | T30.09

Government expenditure on schools has more than doubled in real terms in the last 25 years, while student numbers have only grown by 18%. Funding for school education was 3.1% of GDP in 2012–13, and…

Submission to the National Commission of Audit
Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Stephen Kirchner, Trisha Jha
01 April 2014 | T30.08

The federal government’s Commission of Audit (CoA) was established in 2013 to review the performance and role of government. This publication is an edited version of the CIS submission to the CoA listing practical solutions…

States of Debt
Robert Carling
20 March 2014 | T30.07

While Commonwealth government debt has been the focus of attention recently, this report takes a broader view by bringing state debt into the picture. State debt, like that of the federal government, has also risen…

Strengthening Australia’s Fiscal Institutions
Stephen Kirchner
12 December 2013 | T30.06

The deterioration in the federal government’s fiscal position reflects a failure to adhere to a rules-based framework for fiscal policy to guide spending and tax decisions. Fiscal policy has been distracted by the pursuit of…