Terrence is a retired public servant who has worked for some 40 years in the Commonwealth
Treasury, Office of National Assessments, Productivity Commission and at the OECD and World Bank. He receives a super pension from a fund he joined at age 19. His pension would be more heavily taxed by one of the changes proposed by both Labor and Liberal.
Voting for a living: A shift in Australian politics from selling policies to buying votes? 05 September 2018 | PP9This paper explores the hypothesis that growth of government has become self-sustaining through the emergence of a segment of the population that both enjoys sufficient direct support from government and is large enough that political parties shape policies to curry…READ MORE
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Managing Covid-19 without lockdowns 28 July 2020 | SpectatorThe fight against COVID-19 is a conundrum replete with knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns — as Donald Rumsfeld might have said — but policymakers don’t have the luxury of waiting for greater certainty and have to make choices here…read more
Is the Proportion of Net Benefit Recipients a Concern? A Reply to Peter Whiteford 29 November 2018 | austaxpolicy.comIn his 5 October comment on Austaxpolicy, Relax. The Divide Between the Taxed and the Taxed -Nots Isn’t New and Doesn’t Buy Elections, Peter Whiteford makes four observations on our September 2018 paper for the Centre of Independent Studies, Voting for a…read more