Public housing was once much more common – we need more public housing rather than rely on private landlords to keep prices down
The Wellbeing Framework suggests Australia’s prosperity is linked with company profits, but it wrongly suggests this also measures people’s living standards...
The Wellbeing Framework aims to measure what matters, but its measure of innovation has little to do with research or development
According to Treasurer Jim Chalmers, the new Wellbeing Framework “helps us put … fairness and opportunity at the very core of our thinking”, but (astoundingly) lacks any substantive measure of poverty...
Don’t be scared by claims Australia is being inundated by migrants
Australia has higher incarceration rates for Indigenous men than is the case in the USA for either Black Americans or Native Americans.
The three months to June saw one the biggest ever falls in the government’s measure of well-being.
Jim Chalmers suggests the superannuation system is the intergenerational “genius” but it really means providing more support for wealthier people who do not need it.
Australia’s population is set to age, but that does not mean we need to go without – we just need to be honest about paying for it.
The indexation of HECS/HELP debt this year will leave people earning less than $62,000 with a bigger debt even after their repayments.
NSW has one poker machine for every 88 people – more than 10 times the amount in Western Australia
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.
People around Australia have been seeing the advertised prices of rents increasing, now the inflation figures are catching up.
Taxation data shows which occupations will get the biggest cuts – and how few people work in them
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, progressive tax base and quality public services are the keys to reducing inequality
The Stage 3 cuts will cut revenue that could be used for much needed services and programs
77% of the benefits of the Stage 3 tax cuts will go to the richest 25%
Off the Charts is curated by Greg Jericho, Chief Economist at the Australia Institute and the Centre for Future Work.
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