David Baker talks with ABC News Breakfast about the significant issue of affordability for families needing childcare and how improvements could be made to government assistance funding to childcare that would see families better able to afford childcare services.
Open letter calls for Federal watchdog in wake of latest round of politician rort scandals
An open letter, published today, calls for an independent federal anti-corruption watchdog.
A divided nation needs its institutions more than ever
This article first appeared in the Canberra Times on 30 December 2016.
Government debt would be zero if we had Howard tax levels
This op-ed was first published on 19 December on Crikey here > https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/12/19/rudd-gillard-and-abbott-cut-taxes-a...
Revenue the key to budget problems
The Australia Institute have today published Taxing times: The impact of the GFC on tax revenue in Australia which models the sharp decline in Australian budget revenues against a scenario where
This paper looks at the effect that the fall in tax revenue post Global Financial Crisis (GFC) had on the Commonwealth’s budget.
Your ABC or your ASX
The ABC is not biased against business according to the recent ABC Editorial Review of business and economics coverage.
The notion of evidence-based policy in Australia is dead
The notion of evidence-based policy in Australia is dead. While it's been in poor health for some time, it was finally killed by the Coalition backbench last week and replaced with "gut instinct" and "the pub test".