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Behavioural microsimulation modelling for tax policy analysis in Australia : experience and prospects. /

by Creedy, John | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2005Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2005 Bibliography: p. 30-34Availability: (1)

Changes in distribution of personal income of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians between 1976 and 1996. /

by Hunter, B. H | Gray, M.C.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 117-132.Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B9540 (v. 1) ; B9541 (v. 2) December 1999 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluating the income redistribution effects of tax reforms in discrete hours models. /

by Creedy, John | Kalb, Guyonne | Scutella, Rosanna.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2003 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Explaining the gender poverty gap in developed and transitional economies /

by Pressman, Stephen | Luxembourg Income Study.

Publisher: Syracuse, NY Luxembourg Income Study 2000Description: 31 leaves.Notes: September 2000 Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-31) Website : http://www.lis.ceps.lu/access.htmAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family policy and tax-transfer options. /

by Apps, Patricia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. ANU 1988Description: 30p. Bibliography.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From risk to opportunity : labour markets in transition /

by Ziguras, Stephen J | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Hancock, Linda | Considine, Mark | Howe, Brian.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 17 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2004 Includes bibliographical references SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The ‘From Risks to Opportunity: Labour Markets in Transition’ project aims to respond to the social and economic circumstances of the 21st century by drawing on a range of researchers across Australia to develop new policy directions based on the concept of transitional labour markets (TLMs). It is funded by a two year Australia Research Council (ARC) Linkages grant and led by Prof. Mark Considine and Prof. Brian Howe from the Centre for Public Policy and Associate Prof. Linda Hancock from Deakin University, in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, CEDA and the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR). This background paper describes the significant social and economic changes over the last three decades which have rendered traditional policy assumptions obsolete. It then describes the notion of transitional labour markets which could form the basis for a new approach to policy more in tune with contemporary social and economic circumstances.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Income distribution in discrete hours behavioural microsimulation models : an illustration of the labour supply and distributional effects of social transfers. /

by Creedy, John | Kalb, Guyonne | Scutella, Rosanna.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Means-tested benefits, incentives and earnings distributions. /

by Creedy, John | Scutella, Rosanna.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2001Description: PDF.Other title: Australia. Department of Family and Community Services..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2001 Bibliography: p. 29 Website : http://www.facs.gov.au This paper is the first of a number of Policy Research Papers arising from a labour market research workshop hosted by the Department of Family and Community Services in March 2000. The workshop featured commissioned research projects using the FaCS Longitudinal Data Set (LDS).Availability: (1)

Options for assisting low-wage earners. /

by Ingles, David | Oliver, Ken.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 133-151.Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B9540 (v. 1) ; B9541 (v. 2) December 1999 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pension reform for all : submission to the Pension Review of measures to strengthen the financial security of seniors, carers and people with a disability / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Naughtin, Gerrry.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: iv, 12 p. : ill. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission to the Pension Review .Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: There are strong grounds for the provision of immediate assistance to Australian pensioners. However, immediate assistance will not address the broader structural reforms required to achieve lasting benefits. Adequate pension reform requires comprehensive review of the taxation and income transfers systems, a task being undertaken by the Henry Review. The Pension Review should ensure additional support for people experiencing significant hardship until the recommendations of the broader review have been implemented. Substantial changes of the pension base prior to the completion of a system-wide review would be premature and unwise. Therefore, short-term assistance should be framed within the existing architecture of the annual adjustment system, bonuses and supplementary payments schemes. Adjustments to the aged, carer and disability pensions over the next three years should be through the mechanisms of the bonus system, increased rent assistance and utility allowances rather adjustment to the pension base. This submission sets out some broader issues that the Brotherhood considers must be examined by the Henry Review. A fair and sustainable solution will require additional public expenditure, as well as review of the regressive nature of many current taxation, concession and benefit arrangements. Australia needs a more integrated and equitable incomes and benefit transfers and taxation system for the twenty-first century. The Henry Review provides the vehicle for recommending such a comprehensive framework. The terms of the Pension Review and recent public debate about the adequacy of pensions have focused on pensions for older Australians, carers and people with a disability. While there is strong community and political support for additional assistance for these groups, there is no justification for excluding other income support recipients. Fairness requires that the aged, carers and people with a disability should not be advantaged at the expense of other groups Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Pension review : background paper. /

by Harmer, Jeff | Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.facs.gov.au/seniors/pension_review/pension_review_paper.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:56:34 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Retirement & ageingAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Persistent poverty and lifetime inequality : the evidence /

by London School of Economics. Centre for Analysis of Social xclusion.

Publisher: London, U.K. Centre for Analysis for Social Exclusion 1999Description: 138 p.Other title: CASEreport ; 5.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 1998 Proceedings from a workshop held at H M Treasury, chaired by Professor John HillsAvailability: (1)

Poverty, inequality, and income distribution in comparative perspective : the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS). /

by Smeeding, Timothy M. (ed.) | O'Higgins, Michael (ed.) | Rainwater, Lee (ed.).

Publisher: Washington, DC Urban Institute Press 1990Description: 193 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Removing poverty traps in the tax transfer system /

by Ingles, David | Australia Institute.

Publisher: Manuka, A.C.T. Australia Institute 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australia Institute. Technical brief ; no. 7.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 Bibliography : p. 34-36 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: With the looming problems of population ageing, increasing workforce participation has become a priority for governments and many are examining tax and transfer schemes to establish whether or not the incentives created by them encourage people to stay out of or leave the workforce. For example, the recent Henry Inquiry into the Australian tax system paid particular attention to the transfer system and its associated incentives. This paper examines available evidence on the EMTR problem based on computer models and population surveys. It then looks at various incremental solutions before moving on to more radical solutions such as the negative income tax (NIT) proposed in 1975 by the Commission of Inquiry into Poverty (Henderson Inquiry). These typically involve a uniform tax rate on all private income combined with a basic income guarantee available to everyone. Unfortunately, it has been found that the tax rate required to finance an adequate guarantee corresponding to current payment levels is quite high; high enough, indeed, at nearly 60 per cent to make this solution apparently unviable. A method of reducing the required uniform tax rate (RTR) is to maintain a categorical system so that only those eligible by reason of age, disability and so on have access to the basic income guarantee. But even in this two-tier system, the RTR is still very high at over 50 per cent. This paper examines the possibility that a broadening of the income tax base or levying other broad-based taxes might lower the RTR so that it becomes feasible. The answer is that although it may be possible, it is also likely to be politically infeasible. The paper goes on to suggest some piecemeal changes that would help to iron-out the worst of the current EMTR problems.Availability: (1)

Simulating the behavioural effects of welfare reforms among sole parents in Australia. /

by Duncan, Alan | Harris, Mark N.

Publisher: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2001Description: 40 p.Availability: No items available

Social policy matters : the changing face of child poverty in Australia, 1982 to 1997-98. /

by Harding, Ann | Szukalska, Aggie [Agnieszka].

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1998Description: 39 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

STINMOD-STATAX a comprehensive model of the incidence of taxes and transfers in Australia. /

by Lambert, Simon | Warren, Neil.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1999Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 1999 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Submission to Senate Legislation Committee on Community Affairs : A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Bills. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1999Description: 11 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 1999Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Tax theory and targeting : a survey. /

by Bradbury, Bruce.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1999Description: 39 p.Notes: May 1999 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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