Changing the Australian taxation system: Towards a family income guarantee

Submission to the Economic Planning Advisory Council


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Research report

May 1985

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In examining the adequacy of assistance to families with children since 1976-77, the Institute of Family Studies draws attention to inadequacy of support, inequitable trends in the current tax- transfer system, inappropriate arrangements under current structures and inefficient outcomes, particularly with regard to labour market participation of family members. The belief is expressed that, whatever the final shape of a reformed tax structure, assistance to families with children should be improved, not further reduced; also, to improve the efficiency of the tax-transfer system greater integration and coordination of the social security and taxation systems is essential.