Research Papers

Papers from 2016.

Peter Thornton's submission to the 2016 Senate Committee into Defence Suicides - titled "The Plight of ADF Personel & Veterans - A History of "Yes Minister" Reviews driven by "Dollars but no Sense"

Papers pre 2016

A number of past Research Papers are retained here for research and historical purposes.  Suggestions for additions are welcome.

Thornton 26 March 2013
THE PLIGHT OF DVA DISABILITY PENSIONERS - THE RESTORATION OF PARITY AND THE MISNOMER OF COST

This Combined Paper includes:

  • The Combined Research Paper 2013
  • Senator Ronaldson's 18 June 2013 letter to Thornton
  • Thornton's response to Senator Ronaldson dated 20 June 2013
Thornton 12 September 2012
MILITARY SUPERANNUATION AND OTHER MATTERS email sent to Parliamentarians

Thornton Paper for parliamentarians: 

RESEARCH PAPER ‘MILITARY SUPERANNUATION AND OTHER MATTERS’

Thornton 22 April 2012
Thornton's Open Letter to Parliament

Thornton Paper:  

Open Letter to Parliament - Indexation and the 'Dark Arts'

Thornton 9 April 2012
Rebuttal of Letter to the Editor - Mr. Daryl Dixon's Article in PS Informant - 3 April 2012

Thornton's rebuttal.

Thornton 16 February 2012
Response to The Future Fund and Eureka Report Article

Thornton Paper:

Response to The Future Fund and Eureka Report Article

Thornton 16 March 2012
Errors in Parliamentary Reporting and FOI Data

Thornton Paper:

Errors in Parliamentary Reporting and FOI Data

Thornton 11 November 2011
A Brief Analysis of the “Net Cost” of Improved Indexation

Thornton Paper:

A Brief Analysis of the “Net Cost” of Improved Indexation

Thornton 4 July 2011
Thornton response to Senate Report on DFRDB Amendment Bill 2010
Richardson 8 June 2011
David Richardson: Accounting for a super mystery

Download Publication: 

Accounting for a super mystery_4.pdf

 

 

Thornton 13 April 2011
Thornton paper: Imprecise data and flawed assumptions of the Department of Finance


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