Eugenie Joseph

Research Fellow

Eugenie is a Research Fellow in the economics team at the CIS.  She specialises in regulation (in particular childcare), taxation and microeconomic policy.

Eugenie has completed a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney. She has extensive experience in government, working for the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra in the areas of business taxation, foreign investment, regulation and competition policy.  Eugenie has also worked in financial training at Fitch Learning in London. Eugenie has a passion for political and social history, as well as studying French in her spare time.


Featured Publication

  • Why we should defend capitalism 28 November 2018 | PP12
    Capitalism has become a controversial idea in recent years; yet economic markets and free enterprise are responsible for lifting millions of people out of abject poverty, improving the quality of life around the world, and creating shared prosperity. Capitalism has…...
    Capitalism has become a controversial idea in recent years; yet economic markets and free enterprise are responsible for lifting millions of people out of abject poverty, improving the quality of life around the world, and creating shared prosperity. Capitalism has…
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Media & Commentary

  • Tax Freedom Day 2019 is April 17: extra day of tax burden added since 2018 16 April 2019 | MEDIA RELEASE
    This year, April 17 marks the auspicious date when Australians finish paying their taxes to governments and begin working for themselves. Tax Freedom Day represents the point at which Australians have worked enough to pay off their total tax bill…
    This year, April 17 marks the auspicious date when Australians finish paying their taxes to governments and begin working for themselves. Tax Freedom Day represents the point at which Australians have worked enough to pay off their total tax bill…
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  • Is the Budget really sexist? 12 April 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    Apparently, the women of Australia were short-changed by the federal budget last week — as it contained “no strategy or vision” for the advancement of Australian women. Indeed, one article even claimed the budget process is clearly “failing” Australian women…
    Apparently, the women of Australia were short-changed by the federal budget last week — as it contained “no strategy or vision” for the advancement of Australian women. Indeed, one article even claimed the budget process is clearly “failing” Australian women…
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  • Migrant intake to go outback? 22 March 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    It seems the federal government has finally decided to ‘do something’ about growing population pressures on Sydney and Melbourne. Under a new immigration policy, the government plans to: cap permanent migration at 160,000 annually; require more skilled migrants to live…
    It seems the federal government has finally decided to ‘do something’ about growing population pressures on Sydney and Melbourne. Under a new immigration policy, the government plans to: cap permanent migration at 160,000 annually; require more skilled migrants to live…
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  • Is there more to sweatshops than low pay? 08 March 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    What should be our attitude towards the manufacturing of cheap fashion in Asian ‘sweatshops’, where workers are subject to poor pay and conditions? This was the thorny topic when I took part in a panel for ABC Radio National’s program,…
    What should be our attitude towards the manufacturing of cheap fashion in Asian ‘sweatshops’, where workers are subject to poor pay and conditions? This was the thorny topic when I took part in a panel for ABC Radio National’s program,…
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  • Marx a lesson only in the dangers of human pessimism 20 February 2019 | Financial Review
    Elmer Funke Kupper wrote on these pages on Tuesday that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ Communist Manifesto is essential reading for business executives even today. But the most valuable lesson from the pair’s diatribe is not the danger of capitalism but the…
    Elmer Funke Kupper wrote on these pages on Tuesday that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ Communist Manifesto is essential reading for business executives even today. But the most valuable lesson from the pair’s diatribe is not the danger of capitalism but the…
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Publications

  • Why childcare is not affordable 29 August 2018 | RR37
    Childcare fees and out-of-pocket costs in Australia have been growing above inflation in recent years, at the same time that more parents are using formalised childcare to support their participation in the workforce. Childcare has been subject to growing and evolving regulation for many years, culminating in the introduction of…...
    Childcare fees and out-of-pocket costs in Australia have been growing above inflation in recent years, at the same time that more parents are using formalised childcare to support their participation in the workforce. Childcare has been subject to growing and evolving regulation for many years, culminating in the introduction of…
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