The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI) is an independent policy institute that was established in 2013 with seed funding 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 industry 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.

TTPI Secondments

Through TTPI’s partnerships with government departments, participants are selected through a competitive process to spend time at TTPI to carry out a research project designed in close collaboration with their sponsoring government agency. The secondment program is one mechanism TTPI uses to build the evidence base on the tax and transfer system and promote greater collaboration between TTPI and policymakers. Further information is available here.

TTPI Public Finance and Public Policy Scholarship

The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI) is in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. TTPI is an independent, university-based think tank which aims to lead the debate on tax and transfer policy in Australia. Our research focuses on the empirical analysis and evaluation of tax and transfer policies to inform public knowledge and debate. We are committed to engage with governments, other academic scholars and institutions, businesses and the wider community.

The objective of this award is to provide support to an honours student with research interests in the legal and economic aspects of taxation and public economics and its application to public policy. Funding for this award has been provided by the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute through its educational outreach program.

More details and ‘how to apply’ is available here. The ‘conditions of award’ is available here.

TTPI Charter

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 Committee

The TTPI advisory committee meets biannually. Its members include delegates from a range of Australian Government bodies, The Australian National University and external representatives.

TTPI Annual reports

2021 - 2022

2020 - 2021

2019 - 2020

2018 - 2019

2017 - 2018

2016 - 2017

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

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