2020 Media

Previous years

Hewson’s View: What should the priorities be in an election year?, Southern Highland News, by John Hewson - 31 December 2020

Tax system plunders workers and companies, Financial Review, by John Kehoe (Robert Breunig comments) - 3 December 2020

Better ways to tax: Australia in the spotlight, ICAEW, Quarterly Issue 4, (Robert Breunig comments)

Workers bear 71% to 100% of the cost of increases in compulsory super, The Conversation, by Robert Breunig - 20 November 2020

NSW’s brave stamp duty switch should be even bolder, Australian Financial Review, by Robert Breunig - 18 November 2020

Hijacking anxiety: how Trump weaponised social alienation into ‘racialised economics’, The Conversation, by Robert Breunig, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Mark Fabian - 2 November 2020

‘It’s irresponsible’: Ex-Liberal leader savages government over lending reforms, The NEWDAILY, by Matt Johnson, (John Hewson comments) 1 November 2020

Immigration and quarantine could lead to economic growth, The Wire, produced by Eduardo Jordan, features Robert Breunig and Mohammad Al-Khafaji - 16 October 2020

Corona-budget: Our economists deliver their verdict, The Sydney Morning Herald, by Jessica Irvine,(Miranda Stewart comments) - 11 October 2020

To all the Budgets I’ve loved before, here’s why I love them so!, SwitzerDaily, by Peter Switzer, (John Hewson comments) - 10 October 2020

Democracy Sausage: Opportunity lost? The cost of Australia’s new federal budget, APPS Policy Forum, by Liz Allen, Miranda Stewart, Marija Taflaga, Mark Kenny - 9 October 2020

The battle to encourage mothers back into the workforce, Financial Review, by Ronald Mizen, (Miranda Stewart comments) - 9 October 2020

Economists reveal their ‘dream budget’ to save the Australian economy, The Sydney Morning Herald, by Jessica Irvine, (Miranda Stewart comments) - 4 October 2020

‘Important and sensible’: Small businesses welcome tax breaks despite opposition, The NEWDAILY, by Matt Johnson, (Robert Breunig comments) - 2 October 2020

Morrison puts team in election mode with budget strategy - Hewson’s View, The Canberra Times, by John Hewson - 1 October 2020

John Hewson slams delays to super guarantee hike as ‘irresponsible’, The Sydney Morning Herald, by Jennifer Duke, (John Hewson comments) - 28 September 2020

It’s time to meet key social policy challenges in COVID recovery, The Canberra Times, by John Hewson - 24 September 2020

Proposed sped-up tax cuts blasted in new ad campaign, accountantsdaily, by Cameron Micallef, (John Hewson comments) 22 September 2020

Tax cuts for COVID ‘naive’, former Liberal leader John Hewson says on new budget campaign, The NEWDAILY, by Josh Butler, (John Hewson comments) 21 September 2020

Toward optimal policy settings for business to navigate out of COVID-19, ADC Forum, roundtable discussion (Robert Breunig comments) - 21 September 2020

Wren’s Week: The Liberals are causing great depression, Independent Australia, by John Wren, (John Hewson comments) - 5 September 2020

GST shortfall to hit $24b, Australian Financial Review, by John Kehoe, (Robert Breunig comments) - 4 September 2020

Leaders must rise to economic challenges, Southern Highland News, by John Hewson - 3 September 2020

Unemployment rate ‘could be 14 per cent’ after government handouts phase out, Skynews.com.au, Sky News host Peter Gleeson speaks to John Hewson - 2 September 2020

Canberra’s steep household rates increases to end, as two reviews find the ACT’s tax overhaul benefited economy, ABC News, by Markus Mannheim (commissioned analyses by Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, ANU; Victoria University’s Centre of Policy Studies and the University of Canberra’s National Centre for Social Economic Modelling - 27 August 2020

Sunday feature, interview: Professor Robert Breunig, Fear And Greed, Sean Aylmer speaks to Robert Breunig - 16 August 2020

Podcast: Talking with the tax team about policy, Policy Forum Pod, Robert Breunig, Kristen Sobeck, Martyn Pearce - 7 August 2020

Tax reform needed to free young from massive debt burden, ANU Newsroom, by James Giggacher (Robert Breunig comments) - 4 August 2020

Game Changer, ANU in the rise of Covid-19, ANUREPORTER, Volume 51, by Rose Schmedding, and Maria Shumusti, (Robert Breunig and Miranda Stewart comment) - August 2020

Matt Canavan says there’s no government subsidisation of Australia’s fossil fuel industries. Is he correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check, Miranda Stewart comments - 29 July 2020

NSW, Victoria ready proposals to fix ‘train wreck’ tax system, Australian Financial Review, by John Kehoe (Robert Breunig comments) - 27 July 2020

Frydenberg’s mini-budget needs to measure up to this test, Brisbane Times, by Ross Gittins, (Miranda Stewart comments) - 22 July 2020

Progressive in theory, regressive in practice: that’s how we tax income from savings, The Conversation, by Robert Breunig, Kristen Sobeck and Peter Varela - 20 July 2020

Flat tax proposed, 6PR Radio Perth, Breakfast with Steve and Basil, (interview with Robert Breunig) - 20 July 2020

Recession busters: how to lift the nation’s economy, Brisbane Times, by Shane Wright, (John Hewson comments) - 18 July 2020

JobKeeper turnover test could strip thousands of payments, news.com.au, by Samantha Maiden, Robert Breunig comments - 26 June 2020

Take it from one who’s been burnt attempting tax reform: now’s the time to try again, Sydney Morning Herald by John Hewson - 18 June 2020

Strengthening JobKeeper, reviewing the government’s flagship stimulus program, APPS Policy Forum, by Robert Breunig and Timothy Watson - 16 June 2020

Hewson urges infrastructure bond to rebuild economy, InvestorDaily by Sarah Simpkins, John Hewson comments - 12 June 2020

A cashless world would make life harder for tax-dodgers and crims - and cheaper for everyone, Crikey, by David Donaldson, Miranda Stewart comments - 5 June 2020

Hewson’s View: Admitting the reality of our recession, Southern Highland News, by John Hewson - 4 June 2020

How Denmark broke the mould on industrial relations, Australian Financial Review, by Robert Breunig and Mark Fabian - 4 June 2020

How to make JobKeeper work through a long recovery, Australian Financial Review, by Steven Hamilton and Chris Edmond - 26 May 2020

The RBA misread the economic upheaval of the 1970s, and I fear it is again, Sydney Morning Herald, by John Hewson - 21 May 2020

Fundies join barristers on JobKeeper, Australian Financial Review, by John Kehoe and Matthew Cranston (Robert Breunig comments) - 20 May 2020

Post pandemic economic reform must include GST, Australian Financial Review, by Matthew Cranston and Tom McIlroy, (John Hewson comments) - 18 May 2020

Tax reform interview with Robert Breunig, ABC Radio Sydney, afternoons with James Valentine - 15 May 2020

Andrew Leigh and John Hewson on why the economy needs bipartisanship now more than ever before, The Mandarin, by Scott Hamilton and Stuart Kells - 11 May 2020

Tax system ‘ill-equipped’ for 21st century, says ANU, accountantsdaily, by Aidan Curtis, Robert Breunig comments - 6 May 2020

Democracy Sausage podcast: Coming clean on COVID-19 costs, APPS Policy Forum, by Bruce Chapman, Miranda Stewart, Mark Kenny and Marija Taflaga - 5 May 2020

Podcast: securing our human future, APPS Policy Forum, by Arnagretta Hunter, John Hewson and Martyn Pearce - 30 April 2020

Open budgets in the time of COVID-19, APPS Policy Forum, by Miranda Stewart and Teck Chi Wong - 30 April 2020

Let’s finally reform the tax system, Australian Financial Review, by Robert Breunig - 22 April 2020

Podcast: What type of world will we be left with after COVID-19? Crawford School of Public Policy, Professor Mark Kenny, Emma Alberici, Professor Robert Breunig, Dr Maria Taflaga - 20 April 2020

Open letter from 222 Australian economists: don’t sacrifice health for ‘the economy’, The Conversation, by Steven Hamilton (TTPI Research Affiliate), Chris Edmond, Richard Holden - 20 April 2020

Even at $130 billion, JobKeeper package is a steal, The Sydney Morning Herald, by Chris Edmond, Bruce Preston and Steven Hamilton - 19 April 2020

Expert: Younger Australians will bear the brunt of global pandemic, Startsat60, by Tamille Head, Robert Breunig comments - 19 April 2020

Coronavirus exit strategy puts intergenerational fairness on the radar, The Conversation, by Michelle Grattan, Robert Breunig comments - 17 April 2020

JobKeeper: What bosses need to know and how it affects your workplace, The Canberra Times, by Steve Evans, Steven Hamilton (TTPI Research Affiliate comments) - 16 April 2020

Podcast: Hope and life after COVID-19 - the economy with John Hewson, APPS Policy Forum, with John Hewson and Martyn Pearce - 16 April 2020

How Australia’s young could foot the bill for coronavirus for years to come, 7News Australia, TV interview with Robert Breunig - 14 April 2020

Uncommon sense, 3RRR Melbourne radio program - Jobkeeper package interview with Steven Hamilton (TTPI Research Affiliate) - 14 April 2020

Australia will need to raise GST to pay coronavirus debt, tax expert says, The Guardian, by Paul Karp, Robert Breunig comments - 14 April 2020

Young people to pay the price for coronavirus’ economic cure, The Australian Financial Review, by Andrew Tillett, Robert Breunig comments - 14 April 2020

Expert calls for tax reform when Australia transitions to pandemic recovery, The Canberra Times by Sally Whyte, Robert Breunig comments - 14 April 2020

‘Now PM must lead’: John Hewson’s economic vision post-coronavirus, TheNEWDAILY, by Andrew Tate, John Hewson comments - 10 April 2020

Snap back to what? We need a steady march to reform - and a broader tax base, The Sydney Morning Herald, by John Hewson - 9 April 2020

JobKeeper is quick, dirty and effective: there was no time to make it perfect, The Conversation, by Steven Hamilton (TTPI Research Affiliate), Bruce Preston and Chris Edmond - 7 April 2020

US enters ‘deepest recession’ ever as 10m claim jobless benefits, Financial Review, by Jacob Greber, Steven Hamilton (TTPI Research Affiliate comments) - 3 April 2020

The government opens a coronavirus super loophole: it’s legal to put your money in, take it out, and save on tax, The Conversation, by Robert Breunig and Tristram Sainsbury - 1 April 2020

Australia’s net debt likely to jump to more than $500 billion as massive coronavirus stimulus unleashed, ABC News by Gareth Hutchens, (Steven Hamilton TTPI Research Affiliate comments) - 31 March 2020

Australia’s $130 billion JobKeeper payment: what the experts think, The Conversation, by Steven Hamilton (TTPI Research Affiliate) - 30 March 2020

The lessons of our past and our neighbours’ present could guide Australia’s economic response to coronavirus, ABC News, by Gareth Hutchens, (Steven Hamilton TTPI Research Affiliate comments) - 29 March 2020

How the recession we have to have can be sharp but short, Financial Review, by Steven Hamilton and Stan Veuger - 25 March 2020

Labor, economists demand radical wage subsidy increase, Financial Review, by John Kehoe, Steven Hamilton (TTPI Research Affiliate comments) - 24 March 2020

Democracy Sausage podcast: Strategic shifts, polarised policy, and mixed messages, APPS Policy Forum, Mark Kenny, John Hewson, Rory Medcalf - 23 March 2020

A recession is a public health necessity. Here’s how to make it short and sharp. The Bulwark, by Steven Hamilton (TTPI Research Affiliate) - 14 March 2020

House Passes Coronavirus Relief After Democrats Strike Deal With White House, The New York Times, by Jim Tankersley and Emily Cochrane, Steven Hamilton (TTPI Research Affiliate) comments - 13 March 2020

Hewson’s View: Government’s spin on the economy exposed, The Young Witness, by John Hewson - 5 March 2020

Treasury to analyse if taking compulsory super guarantee to 12pc will hurt wages, The Australian Business Review (subscribers only) by Michael Rodden, Robert Breunig comments - 5 March 2020

“White knuckles” in Cabinet as Govt prepares stimulus: Hewson, ABC The World Today, by David Taylor - 4 March 2020

Small businesses in Queensland can defer their payroll taxes for six months if they’ve been impacted by the coronavirus, Business Insider Australia, by Sharon Masige, Robert Breunig comments - 3 March 2020

Democracy Sausage Podcast: “The vision thing” with John Hewson, APPS Policy Forum - 25 February 2020

In the midst of an LNG export boom, why are we getting so little for our gas?, The Conversation, by Diane Kraal (TTPI Research Affiliate) - 17 February 2020

Morrison still defending the indefensible, Southern Highland News, by John Hewson - 16 January 2020

2020 the most challenging year in decades, Southern Highland News, by John Hewson - 2 January 2020

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