Gas at the crossroads: Australia’s hard choice


by Tony Wood

Big gas price increases are looming for Australian homes and businesses. But the emerging export industry will deliver great economic benefits, and governments should resist rising calls for gas protection.

Budget_Pressures_image_article GRATTAN TV

13 October 2014

How behavioural economics does and can shape public policy

Victorians go to the polls on November 29. What are the big policy questions Victorians should consider before they vote?

Transformer over orange sky NEWS & OPINION

20 October 2014

Why governments should leave the gas market alone

Australia’s rising gas export industry is pushing up prices for local users. Some are demanding the government intervene but protection in the gas market would be a big mistake.

picknick in the park SPEECHES & EVENTS

18 November 2014

Australia’s age-based tax and welfare system: is it fair?

Is age-based welfare justified? Has Australia’s system for the Age Pension, other old age concessions, and superannuation tax concessions gone too far? Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Services will discuss the issues with Grattan Institute CEO, John Daley.


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