Terrence O'Brien

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.


Featured Publication

  • Voting for a living: A shift in Australian politics from selling policies to buying votes? 05 September 2018 | PP9
    This 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…...
    This 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…
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Media & Commentary

  • Is the Proportion of Net Benefit Recipients a Concern? A Reply to Peter Whiteford 29 November 2018 | austaxpolicy.com
    In 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…
    In 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…
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Publications

  • Grandfathering Super Tax Increases 24 August 2016
    Grandfathering any tax increases to super would contain the damage to trust in the system.
    Grandfathering any tax increases to super would contain the damage to trust in the system.
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