Building capacity within and between the academic and community/welfare sectors
The Community Tax Project seeks to build capacity within and between the academic and community/welfare sectors to better advocate on tax system design and reform so that taxation is better viewed, valued and used as both a means to sustainably fund essential social services and improve economic distribution in support of social equity.
This project is supported a coproductive development grant awarded as part of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute's 2022 seed funding round.
Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
Brotherhood of St Laurence
South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS)
Tax Justice Network
Dr Kathryn James, Melbourne Law School
Professor Miranda Stewart, Melbourne Law School
Associate Professor Daniel Halliday, Historical and Philosophical Studies
Professor Guyonne Kalb, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Professor Roger Wilkins, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Professor Lyn Craig, School of Social and Political Sciences
Professor Leah Ruppanner, School of Social and Political Sciences
Mark Zirnsak, Tax Justice Network Australia, Uniting Church of Australia
Dr Peter Davidson, Australian Council of Social Service
Tax Literacy Tools for the Community and Welfare Sector
Tuesday 3 October 2023
The workshop will feature discussions on alternative framings to discuss tax and justice beyond economics, a summary of the major trends and economic debates on tax policy and reform, the benchmark measures used to compare the main tax bases of income, consumption and wealth, and the methods and assumptions that inform modelling in support of tax proposals.
The Fiscal and Fairness Implications of the Stage 3 Income Tax Cuts: Concerns from the Community and Welfare Sector
Tuesday 18 April 2023
Speakers: Adjunct Professor Cassandra Goldie, Professor Guyonne Kalb, Professor Roger Wilkins, Professor Miranda Stewart, Dr Kathryn James, Peter Mares (MC) and Professor Jo Barraket (introduction)
Kathryn James, Guyonne Kalb, Peter Mares, Miranda Stewart and Roger Wilkins, Budget Forum 2023: The Costly and Unfair Stage 3 Tax Cuts Will Undermine the Progressive Income Tax and Worsen Inequality, Austaxpolicy: Tax and Transfer Policy Blog, 24 May 2023.
Miranda Stewart and Kathryn James, The cruel and unfair stage three tax cuts will only worsen inequality, Crikey, 8 May 2023.
For information about this project, please contact:
Dr Kathryn James
Melbourne Law School