Mapping Australia’s economy: cities as engines of prosperity


by Jane-Frances Kelly and Paul Donegan

City centres are the new engines of Australia’s prosperity, producing a dollar value of goods and services out of all proportion to their physical size. But too many workers are living too far from jobs to fulfil our cities’ potential.


17 September 2014

Big ideas for a small state: Grattan views on the policy priorities for the next Victorian Government

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

health_funding_article NEWS & OPINION

5 September 2014

What can we learn from other countries’ health systems?

Health systems in all wealthier countries face similar problems, but their solutions are widely different. That should mean we can learn from other countries.

Solar panel installation SPEECHES & EVENTS

17 September 2014

RET review – what does it mean for renewable energy in Australia?

This Energy Futures seminar will present a range of views from industry experts on the immediate and long-term impacts of possible changes in the renewable energy target in Australia.


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