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Completed Research

This is our catalogue of policy relevant research that has been completed.

Tax and Transfer Incidence in Australia

07 / 10 / 2015

This paper sheds light on how Australia's tax and transfer system functions to distribute income across the population and over lifetimes. It presents a descriptive analysis to inform public debate about the distributive impacts of the tax and transfer system in the lead up to the development of the Australian Government's Tax Options and White Papers.

Superannuation Policy for Post-Retirement

07 / 07 / 2015

This report is a detailed analysis of two aspects of superannuation policy affecting the post-retirement phase: What might happen if the age that individuals can access their superannuation (the 'preservation age') were raised? Is the way people draw down their superannuation, and in particular, the use of lump sums, problematic?

International Education Services

30 / 04 / 2015

This paper focuses on the two key policy levers the Government has at its disposal to influence International Education Services (IES): the visa system and regulation aimed at providing quality assurance in the delivery of education to international students.

Efficiency in Health

23 / 04 / 2015

In this paper, the Commission has identified and assessed opportunities to improve the operation of Australia's health care system. This is based on a roundtable the Commission held with health policy experts in November 2014, as well as follow-up research.

Housing Assistance and Employment in Australia

09 / 04 / 2015

This paper examines the links between housing assistance - social housing and Commonwealth Rent Assistance - and employment.

Examining Barriers to More Efficient Gas Markets

31 / 03 / 2015

This paper examines issues relating to different stages of the gas supply chain in the eastern Australian gas market, against the backdrop of integration with the Asia-Pacific market.

Australia's International Tourism Industry

26 / 02 / 2015

The Commission examined trends, drivers and barriers to growth in the Australian international tourism industry. The paper was released on 26 February 2015.

An Ageing Australia: Preparing for the Future

22 / 11 / 2013

This report focuses on the effects of ageing on economic output (underpinned by changes in population, participation and productivity) and the resulting implications for government budgets were current policy settings to be maintained. In that context, it will help inform the forthcoming Intergenerational Report (IGR).

Financial Performance of Government Trading Enterprises 2004-05 to 2006-07

31 / 07 / 2008

Financial Performance of Government Trading Enterprises 2004-05 to 2006-07 was released on 31 July 2008. It forms part of the Commission's research into the performance of Australian industries and the progress of microeconomic reform.