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Welfare system distorted, inequitable

The inclusion of the family home in means testing for the age pension would be one of a number of ways to pare back a recent expansion of middle and upper class welfare, according to two recent reports.

Negative gearing not just for the rich: report

The Real Estate Institute of Australia says its recently released report into negative gearing shows renters would pay much more if there were to be any changes to the policy, despite claims to the contrary by a leading research institute.

Gas debate fires up

A recent Grattan Institute report on the east coast gas market has further fuelled debate in Western Australia over the merits or otherwise of the gas reservation policy.

Budget pressures for governments new and old

The governments of Tony Abbott and Colin Barnett face big challenges when it comes to cutting spending.