Workers

- see also Concessions; Fringe benefits; Personal income; Payrolls; Savings

Forestry Aid Ignores Real Problems

Dr Richard Denniss, Australia Institute (March 2014).


Taxing Wages

OECD (December 2013). Taxing Wages provides unique information on income tax paid by workers and social security contributions levied on employees and their employers in OECD countries. In addition, this annual publication specifies family benefits paid as cash transfers. Amounts of taxes and benefits are detailed program by program, for eight household types which differ by income level and household composition. Results reported include the marginal and effective tax burden for one- and two-earner families, and total labour costs of employers.


Reforming Australia’s Hidden Welfare State: Tax Expenditures as Welfare for the Rich
Dr Benjamin Spies-Butcher and Adam Stebbing, Centre for Policy Development, (February 2009).  Discusses problems with Commonwealth tax expenditures and outlines possible reforms to superannuation that could enhance fairness and transparency in government spending.


Jobs Australia’s Statement of Reform Priorities
David Thompson (September 2011).  Jobs Australia’s statement of taxation reform priorities in preparation to the Tax Forum 4-5 October 2011.


Top Individual Income Tax Rates: How Does the U.S. Compare?
Jim Nunns (April 2013)

Discussions of the effect of taxes on international competitiveness usually focus on corporate income tax rates, but individual income tax rates may also affect a country’s (or state’s) ability to compete for workers.


ACTU Wages Report
Australian Council of Trade Unions (2012)


What price a living wage? Understanding the impact of a living wage on firm-level wage bills
Matthew Pennycook (2012)

Co-published by IPPR and the Resolution Foundation, this short report analyses the likely impact of introducing the living wage as a new wage floor for a range of FTSE-listed businesses across a range of industry sectors in the UK.


Mission Australia Statement of Reform Priorities

Mission Australia’s statement of taxation reform priorities in preparation to the Tax Forum 4-5 October 2011.


Associate Professor Miranda Stewart Statement of Reform Priorities
Miranda Stewart (September 2011)

Miranda Stewart’s statement of taxation reform priorities in preparation to the Tax Forum 4-5 October 2011.


United Voice Statement of Reform Priorities
Louise Tarrant (September 2011)

United Voice’s statement of taxation reform priorities in preparation to the Tax Forum 4-5 October 2011.


Anglicare Australia Statement of Reform Priorities
Kasy Chambers (September 2011)

Anglicare Australia’s statement of taxation reform priorities in preparation to the Tax Forum 4-5 October 2011.


Out of the Maze: A Better Social Security System for People of Working Age
Australian Council of Social Service (Apr 2011)

This report proposes #39œroot and branch’ reform of the system of social security payments for people of #39œworking age’ (18 to 64 years), including Newstart Allowance, Disability Support Pension and Parenting Payment.


Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth
OECD (7 Apr 2011)

The OECD’s latest Going for Growth report, which finds that Governments must reform the underlying structure of their economies to boost economic growth and create jobs. Recommendations include tax reform, with a specific focus on labour and housing taxes. Specific priorities for Australia are identified on page 70.


Taxation, Social Justice and Economic Development
Julian Disney, Director – Social Justice Project (3 April 2009)

Paper delievered at the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) National Conference. Includes workers, families, housing, transport, savings.


Tax Cuts Favour the Rich
The Australia Institute (1 July 2009)

Media statement that discusses how the July 2009 tax cuts are highly skewed towards the rich.


Progressive Tax Reform: Reform of the Personal Income Tax System
Australian Council of Social Service (November 2009)

This report advocates strengthening the personal income tax system in order to achieve progressive tax reform. It covers topics such as personal income tax rates, consumption taxes, company income taxes, taxation and saving, taxation and the transfer system.