Keeping the lights on: lessons from South Australia’s power shock


by Tony Wood and David Blowers

Soaring wholesale electricity prices in South Australia in July warn of Australia’s failure to combine climate change and energy policies. To ensure that power is reliable, affordable and sustainable, it’s time to heed the lesson.


06 October 2016

Demand for coal and gas in light of the Paris Agreement

Australia signed up to the Paris Agreement in December 2016 that committed to holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. In this State of Affairs event co-hosted by UQ Energy Initiative and Grattan Institute, a panel of experts presented and discussed with the audience a range of perspectives on what this means for Australia’s economy, its businesses and policy makers.


14 October 2016

Targeting zero, the review of hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria

Stephen Duckett’s remarks at the release of a report commissioned by the Victorian Minister for Health following the discovery of a cluster of potentially avoidable perinatal deaths at Djerriwarrh Health Services.


11 October 2016

What do we know about the safety of hospital care? - Melbourne

The quality and safety of hospital care has been in the news in both Victoria and New South Wales in the last twelve months. In this Policy Pitch event Dr Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute discussed issues in monitoring and improving the safety of hospital care.


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