Where does the money come from? An Income Source Decomposition of Australian Household

Where does the money come from? An Income Source Decomposition of Australian Household

Using the latest dataset from ABS and the STINMOD+ model, we are able to simulate the household income under current or proposed policy settings. In this exercise, we decompose the source of income by household income level before tax and transfer in 2016.

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What did the Treasurer Say?

What did the Treasurer Say?

The annual budget speech is a critical event in Australian politics. The budget speech and budget reply constitute the contrasting narratives from the government and opposition regarding where the country is, its challenges and opportunities, and how the major parties aim to confront those challenges. We analysed the speeches given by treasurer and opposition and noted the most frequent words and phrases used.

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Has Australian Government become too big?

Has Australian Government become too big?

NATSEM examines the data from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in this article and provides some insight about the tax paid by the Australian society to the government and where Australia stands internationally.

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How much public debt does Australia have?

How much public debt does Australia have?

After the last surplus in 2008-09, The Australia's budget since been red. The amount of government net debt increases on average $42 billion every year between 2009-10 and 2014-15 given the latest MYEFO estimates.

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The best way to subsidise child care?

The best way to subsidise child care?

As in many countries, Australian governments subsidise child care heavily. The most emphasised reason for public subsidisation of child care is to encourage women with young children to enter the labour market.

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NATSEM 2016 Pre-Budget Commentary

NATSEM 2016 Pre-Budget Commentary

This booklet provides a compendium of our pre-budget commentary. It includes expert commentary from some of Australia’s leading political and economic journalists and academics including Tim Colebatch, Patrick Dunleavy, Saul Eslake, Mark Evans, Michelle Grattan, Geoff Kitney and it also includes analysis of reactions to the budget on social media by Jinjing Li and Mike Jensen.

Click here to download NATSEM's pre-budget commentary

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