Published on 01 Jan 92
by Australian Tax Research Foundation
This Information Series publication provides a comprehensive description of financial relations between Federal and State Governments on both revenue and expenditure sides of budgets. It deals with the nature and causes of and possible solutions to vertical fiscal imbalance in Australia - in particular transfer of taxation powers and/or expenditure responsibilities. It analyses the operations of the institutions of federal financial relations, including the Commonwealth Grants Commission and the Australian Loan Council.
Denis James has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Economics from the University of Newcastle and a Master of Economics Degree from the Australian National University.
Since 1980, he has been a Research Specialist in the Parliamentary Research Service of the Commonwealth Parliament, where his principle advisory responsibilities have encompassed the fields of intergovernmental relations, public finance and transport economics.