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Supplementary Submission to Senate Standing Economics Committee Inquiry into the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016

February 19, 2017

Supplementary Submission to Senate Standing Economics Committee Inquiry into the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 John Daley and Brendan Coates, Grattan Institute (February 2017). Understanding how people really save for retirement matters. Given the differences in how households save, no policy will strike the optimal balance between working and retirement income for every household. The

CEDA’s Economic and Political Overview

February 19, 2017

CEDA's Economic and Political Overview CEDA (February 2017). CEDA's 2017 Economic and Political Overview provides economic and political insights and also examines where growth will come from in 2017, ongoing domestic challenges, the prospect of a weakening Australian dollar and global risks.

2016 tax expenditures statement

February 05, 2017

2016 tax expenditures statement Australian Government Treasury (January 2017). The 2016 Tax Expenditures Statement lists 289 tax expenditures and, where possible, provides an estimate of the dollar value or order of magnitude of the benefit to taxpayers.

Company tax and foreign investment in Australia

February 05, 2017

Company tax and foreign investment in Australia David Richardson, The Australia Institute (January 2017). The available evidence suggests that, with the proposed company tax cuts, Australia is on the brink of handing a large gift to foreign investors while the evidence suggests Australia will not get even the dubious benefits of an increase

Economy for the 99%: it’s time to build an economy that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few

January 26, 2017

Economy for the 99%: it's time to build an economy that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few Deborah Hardoon, Oxfam (January 2017). New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the poorest

Submission to Senate Standing Economics Committee Inquiry into the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016

January 15, 2017

Submission to Senate Standing Economics Committee Inquiry into the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 John Daley and Brendan Coates, Grattan Institute (December 2016). This submission summarises recent work by Grattan Institute relevant to the Government’s proposed objective for the superannuation system as set out in the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016.

Australian government response to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Report: Bridging our growing divide: inequality in Australia

January 15, 2017

Australian government response to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Report: Bridging our growing divide: inequality in Australia Australian Government Treasury (December 2016). 

Limiting base erosion involving interest deductions and other financial payments, Action 4 – 2016 update

January 15, 2017

Limiting base erosion involving interest deductions and other financial payments, Action 4 - 2016 update OECD (December 2016). The mobility of money makes it possible for multinational groups to achieve favourable tax results by adjusting the amount of debt in a group entity. The 2015 Report established a common approach which directly links

BEPS Action 6: discussion draft on non-CIV examples

January 15, 2017

BEPS Action 6: discussion draft on non-CIV examples OECD (December 2016).  A discussion draft on the follow-up work on the interaction between the treaty provisions of the report on BEPS Action 6 and the treaty entitlement of non-CIV funds.

Explaining the rise of Australian inequality

January 15, 2017

Explaining the rise of Australian inequality Andrew Leigh, Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Per Capita Reform Agenda Series (December 2016). At the forum, Dr Leigh outlined the drivers of inequality in Australia. The big drivers of inequality, he argued, are low union membership, technology, globalisation, taxes and transfers, and market concentration. The strongest friends of egalitarianism