Off the Charts // Law, Society & Culture
A picture tells a thousand words and Off the Charts is where you’ll find the charts and graphs that tell the most interesting stories. Across all the areas the Australia Institute covers, we give you the pictures that help you understand what is really going on in the world.
HECS/HELP debt for low income earners is set to increase due to indexation
The indexation of HECS/HELP debt this year will leave people earning less than $62,000 with a bigger debt even after their repayments.
New South Wales needs to end its addiction to the pokies
NSW has one poker machine for every 88 people – more than 10 times the amount in Western Australia
The latest data shows the urgent need for more public housing
As approvals for public sector housing hit 2 year lows, the ambition for more public housing needs to be even greater than the government’s 20,000 in 5 years target.
Rental prices are going up fast across Australia
People around Australia have been seeing the advertised prices of rents increasing, now the inflation figures are catching up.
Members of Parliament among those who benefit the most from the Stage 3 cuts
Taxation data shows which occupations will get the biggest cuts – and how few people work in them
Don’t bet on the pokies to deliver revenue
As the Tasmanian government seeks to limit spending on the pokies, the data shows how much gambling takes from society, and how little it delivers in revenue
A strong tax base reduces inequality
A strong, progressive tax base and quality public services are the keys to reducing inequality
The cost of the Stage 3 cuts
The Stage 3 cuts will cut revenue that could be used for much needed services and programs
New data shows how the Stage 3 tax cuts massively favour the wealthy
77% of the benefits of the Stage 3 tax cuts will go to the richest 25%
Off the Charts is curated by the Centre for Future Work’s Labour market and Fiscal policy director Greg Jericho.
Luciana Lawe Davies Media Adviser