Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Lucy Sullivan


Featured Publication

  • Taxing the family : Australia's forgotten people in the income spectrum 22 August 2001 | PM50
    Over the last two decades, the tax burden has shifted from taxpayers without to taxpayers with dependent children.  While social security expenditure on welfare dependency has risen, spending on family income protection has fallen. Sullivan argues for a return to…...
    Over the last two decades, the tax burden has shifted from taxpayers without to taxpayers with dependent children.  While social security expenditure on welfare dependency has risen, spending on family income protection has fallen. Sullivan argues for a return to…
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Publications

  • Behavioural Poverty 09 April 2000 | PM45
    The welfare debate is bedeviled by the failure to distinguish behavioural from financial poverty. The minimum income available to families on welfare are commensurate with those of families on average weekly earning  
    The welfare debate is bedeviled by the failure to distinguish behavioural from financial poverty. The minimum income available to families on welfare are commensurate with those of families on average weekly earning  
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  • State of the Nation: Indicators of a Changing Australia 1999 02 August 1999 | SP02
    The expanded and revised edition of State of the Nation: Indicators of a Changing Australia 1999 is a comprehensive guide to the trends and changes in Australian life over the past century. It includes the most recent data and analysis available on topics as diverse as religion, marriage/divorce, family structure,…...
    The expanded and revised edition of State of the Nation: Indicators of a Changing Australia 1999 is a comprehensive guide to the trends and changes in Australian life over the past century. It includes the most recent data and analysis available on topics as diverse as religion, marriage/divorce, family structure,…
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  • Tax Injustice: Keeping the Family Cap-in-Hand 10 July 1998 | IA3
    There is a growing awareness of financial pressure on the family, together with anomalies in the interaction of family earnings, taxation and welfare benefits. Increasingly generous welfare benefits appear incapable of alleviating or resolving these problems. An historical analysis shows a change in the course of the 1980s from a…...
    There is a growing awareness of financial pressure on the family, together with anomalies in the interaction of family earnings, taxation and welfare benefits. Increasingly generous welfare benefits appear incapable of alleviating or resolving these problems. An historical analysis shows a change in the course of the 1980s from a…
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  • Rising Crime in Australia 15 February 1998 | PM39
    DR Sullivan uses time trends in other social factors as a source of possible explanation.  She finds that changes in family structure and women's employment trends appear to be related closely to increasing crime, thus suggesting inadequate socialisation of children as a possible cause.
    DR Sullivan uses time trends in other social factors as a source of possible explanation.  She finds that changes in family structure and women's employment trends appear to be related closely to increasing crime, thus suggesting inadequate socialisation of children as a possible cause.
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  • State of the Nation: Statistical Indicators of Australia's Well-being 01 April 1997 | SP01
    The first of a series of studies of the social condition of Australia in 1997.
    The first of a series of studies of the social condition of Australia in 1997.
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