Peter Whiteford is a Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy, Director of the Social Policy Institute and a Fellow of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute.

Professor Whiteford (FASSA) is an expert on international comparisons of social security policies, and on inequality and redistribution. He has written extensively on pension issues in OECD countries, including on the public/private pension mix, pension reform in Eastern Europe, China, Australia and APEC economies, as well as on the living standards of pensioners in a comparative perspective.

He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.

Fields of expertise



Income averaging key source of mistaken Robodebt ‘debts’

The use of ‘income averaging’ to calculate debts in the failed Robodebt scheme was “completely flawed” and went…


Claims less Aussies paying tax not backed by data

Claims Australia is a nation of “lifters and leaners” with an increasing number of people not paying any…

7 September 2021

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