About us

The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute was established in 2013 with a federal endowment and is supported by Crawford School at The Australian National University.

TTPI carries out research on tax and transfer policy, law and implementation for public benefit in Australia. The research of TTPI focuses on key themes of economic prosperity, social equity and system resilience. Responding to the need to adapt Australia’s tax and transfer system to meet contemporary challenges, TTPI delivers policy-relevant research and seeks to inform public knowledge and debate on tax and transfers in Australia, the region and the world.

Excellent research engaged with policy

  • carry out excellent research to support evidence-based tax and transfer policy, law and implementation for public benefit in Australia in the short, medium and long term
  • learn from and communicate the research to policymakers on real-life policy concerns
  • inform, enhance and influence public knowledge and debate on tax and transfer reform
  • develop and support the academic base for tax and transfer research in Australia in relevant disciplines for the future

Commitment to partnerships and knowledge sharing

To achieve its 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.

Priorities for 2016

  • Build a strong evidence base through new, excellent research for tax and transfer policy development, analysis and evaluation.
  • Promote and influence informed public debate on Australia’s tax and transfer system.
  • Facilitate engagement and collaboration between researchers working on tax and transfer issues and between researchers, policymakers and others in the policy community.
  • Build tax and transfer research and policy capacity across a range of disciplines.
    TTPI aims to foster a richness and diversity in tax and transfer research in Australia and internationally for the short and long term, exploring issues and solutions to some of the critical tax and transfer policy challenges facing governments over the next few decades. TTPI does not exist to offer a single perspective on tax and transfer policy.

TTPI Advisory Board

The TTPI advisory board meets on a quarterly basis and the members include delegates from the Australian Taxation Office, Treasury, Department of Social Services, Australian National University and two external representatives, one each from ANZSOG and the Commonwealth Grants Commission.

Updated:  25 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team