Is it time to stamp out stamp duty?
Stamp duty is highly inefficient, say University of Melbourne experts, but there are options to replace it with an alternative tax, although controversial.
What you need to know about the major parties’ policies on personal income tax
Australia's federal election could be fought over proposed income tax cuts; but what's the actual difference between the Coalition and Labor plans for taxation?
Good policy vs poor politics at Outlook 2018
University of Melbourne's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2018 highlighted widespread concerns that politics isn't working when it comes to needed policy
Is it time to tax ‘old money’?
University of Melbourne philosopher Daniel Halliday argues it is time to tax old money to arrest the widening social inequality in Australia.
Encore: Unexpected outcome in bagging area
Environmental psychologist Wouter Portinga visited the University of Melbourne to discuss how the plastic bag tax in the UK radically changed consumer habits.
Budget hits political reset
The Federal government's 2017-18 budget is as much about politics as economics, says University of Melbourne policy analyst Nick Reece
No pot of gold at end of Budget rainbow
Professor Ross Garnaut warns that Australia's over-optimistic budget update is obscuring the need to take action to boost the economy.
Have you been nudged today?
Nudge Theory draws on human behaviour to create subtle policy 'nudges' that encourage people to make good or healthier choices. The Policy Shop investigates.
When it comes to tax, Australians want a fair go
Reforming our tax system is an issue of social equality, inclusion and fairness.
Government: When enough is enough
How much government is too much? The size of government in Australia is no bigger than average but some fear the nanny state is taking over.