The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI) is an independent policy institute that was established in 2013 with an endowment from the federal government. It is supported by the Crawford School of Public Policy of The Australian National University.
At TTPI, we work to build the evidence base, encourage discussion and debate and improve understanding of the tax and transfer system. We do this by:
- Undertaking empirical analysis and evaluation of tax and transfer policies;
- Producing analysis of the Australian tax and transfer system;
- Educating Australians about the tax and transfer system;
- Bringing together researchers from across Australia working on tax and transfer policy issues;
- Engaging in public debate on tax and transfer policy;
- Building public service capability in tax and transfer policy.
Commitment to partnerships and knowledge sharing
To achieve our mission, TTPI is committed to working with governments, academics, business and the community. This includes partnering and sharing knowledge with:
- Australian Federal, state and local governments to deliver the best evidence to support policymakers on taxes and transfers including intergovernmental fiscal challenges
- National and international academic centres and scholars specialising in taxes and transfers to undertake and support excellent research that provides new knowledge and relevant policy initiatives on tax and transfers
- Community, business and labour representatives and sectors, to learn of real-life challenges and to provide research support to best practice tax and transfer reform
- The Australian public and media to inform and enhance public debate on tax and transfer reform.
This Charter sets out the role that TTPI staff, TTPI Research Affiliates and TTPI Fellows play in the achievement of the Institute’s mission.
TTPI Advisory Board
The TTPI advisory board meets on a quarterly basis. Its members include delegates from a range of Australian Government bodies, The Australian National University and external representatives.