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The targeted additions to spending in the budget are in part symbolic, but also likely to be quite progressive in their impact, write Peter Whiteford and Gerry Redmond.

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Well-directed assistance is economically effective and withdrawing it could be devastating, write Peter Whiteford, Bruce Bradbury and Gerry Redmond.

Everyone earning up to $80,000 a year will be a winner from the carbon package tax cuts, says Professor Peter Whiteford from the Social Policy Research Centre.

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Many unemployed Australians will continue to live in poverty unless the government acts on the recommendations of the Henry Review, says Professor Peter Whiteford.