Social Security Reform: The Tax Forum and Beyond

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    This paper identifies the main issues relating to the Australian transfer system discussed at the Tax Forum held in October 2011. The paper focuses on the discussion of the adequacy of current payments for the unemployed and the issue of assistance with housing costs, the sustainability of transfers and taxes in the medium to longer term, and the high effective marginal tax rates associated with Australia's income‐tested system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24-29
    JournalEconomic Papers
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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