Tax

economic-policy-finance

The aim of the research at the CIS is to work towards an efficient and predictable tax system that does not impose too great a burden on the economy.

Publications

  1. Submission to the National Commission of Audit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Stephen Kirchner, Trisha Jha | 01 Apr 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal government’s Commission of Audit (CoA) was established in 2013 to review the performance and role of government.... Read More...

  2. States of Debt

    Robert Carling | 20 Mar 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    While the budget deficits and rising debt of the Australian federal government have received much attention, this report... Read More...

  3. The Task Ahead: The Hon Joe Hockey MP

    Joe Hockey | 08 Nov 2013 | Speeches

    Joe Hockey, in his first domestic keynote address as Treasurer, talks about the economic challanges facing the Coalition... Read More...

  4. Shrink Taxation by Shrinking Government!

    Robert Carling | 07 Aug 2013 | TARGET30 Papers

    Shrink Taxation by Shrinking Government! explores the link between tax reform and smaller government as envisaged by CIS’s... Read More...

  5. TARGET30 SNAPSHOT: Shrink Taxation by Shrinking Government!

    Robert Carling | 07 Aug 2013 | TARGET30 Snapshots

    Shrink Taxation by Shrinking Government! explores the link between tax reform and smaller government as envisaged by CIS’s... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Don't blame foreigners for rising house prices

    Stephen Kirchner | 20 Mar 2014 | The Age

    Shoddy tax laws, not Chinese investors, are driving up the prices of new dwellings.... Read More

  2. Tax cuts the way to go

    Robert Carling | 07 Aug 2013 | The Australian Financial Review

    Tax reform of the tax-reducing kind would give the Australian economy a long-lasting supply side boost.... Read More

  3. Reform and reduce: A hopeful tax mantra

    Robert Carling | 07 Aug 2013 | Business Spectator

    Tax reform seems destined to return to the policy agenda.... Read More

  4. Why tax-free imports are a retail red herring

    Stephen Kirchner | 24 Jun 2013 | Business Spectator

    Retailers would be better served lobbying government for policies other than raising inefficient taxes on low value imports.... Read More

  5. It’s time for surgery: the public purse is in dire health

    Simon Cowan | 26 Apr 2013 | The Australian Financial Review

    Reducing inefficient spending may harm vested interests, but meaningful reform cannot occur if no one is ever allowed to ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Back to first principles on family benefits

    Trisha Jha | 17 Apr 2014

    The government should not lose sight of the foundational principles involved in family benefits and welfare benefits. ...

  2. Tax Freedom Day

    Robert Carling | 11 Apr 2014

    Australians worked solely to pay taxes from 1 January this year until 22 March to pay federal taxes and then until 9 April ...

  3. Closing the government gaps

    Simon Cowan | 04 Apr 2014

    Two gaps are putting pressure on government budgets and closing these gaps will be key to addressing short-term budget problems ...

  4. Cleaning out the stables

    Robert Carling | 08 Nov 2013

    Hoceky’s tax policy changes announced this week will undo some of the damage created by the ad hoc approach to tax policy ...

  5. An economic rationalist's guide to the election

    Robert Carling | 06 Sep 2013

    Principled policy is the first casualty of election campaigns....

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