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?

family_leaving_hospital_19169292_article NEWS & OPINION

22 October 2014

The need for a regulatory rethink: a perspective from Australia

An easy response to failures of regulation is to apply more, or to rearrange the regulatory deck chairs. Such changes create the impression of action, and allow politicians to appear to respond to concerns until public attention and sentiment have moved on. Unless policy instruments are aligned, similar problems are bound to emerge again.

picknick in the park SPEECHES & EVENTS

18 November 2014

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

Australia’s tax and welfare system is one of the most tightly targeted in the world. Is age-based welfare justified? Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Services will discuss the issues with Grattan Institute CEO, John Daley.


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