Leaders debate the GST
Leaders debate the GST: what you need to know Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra; Alan Duncan, Curtin University; John Daley, Grattan Institute; Patricia Apps, University of Sydney, and Roger Wilkins, University of Melbourne State premiers and chief ministers meet Prime... Read article22 July 2015News & Public CommentaryRead More
The facts on Australian housing affordability
Housing affordability, high house prices and rents are attracting plenty of media attention right now. The latest figures on house prices, mortgages, number of first time buyers and so on are dissected by journalists and commentators as if this is... Read article11 June 2015News & Public CommentaryRead More
Debunking the ‘cost of children’ argument
Sherry Bawa, Curtin University and Michael Dockery, Curtin University Highly publicised estimates of the cost of raising a family in Australia suggest that parents must make hefty financial sacrifices to meet the needs of their children. In a recent paper,... Read article2 July 2014News & Public CommentaryRead More
Higher education changes: another hit for Australian women?
Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University In a recent radio interview, federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne refused to contemplate a hypothetical situation that involved young women doing all the heavy lifting under his government’s plans to transform higher education in Australia into... Read article2 June 2014News & Public CommentaryRead More
Your home as an ‘ATM’
Perceptions of the family home have changed dramatically in recent years. Once viewed as a tool to ensure low housing costs in old age, a more complex and wide-ranging welfare role for home ownership has emerged. A suite of mortgage... Read article5 February 2014News & Public CommentaryRead More
The Coalition’s company tax promise – does it add up?
Alan Duncan, Curtin University Debate rages on between political adversaries and policy commentators following Tony Abbott’s commitment to cut the company tax rate in Australia by 1.5% from 1 July, 2015. What are the facts behind the promise? What would... Read article11 August 2013News & Public CommentaryRead More