Shared interest: a universal loan fee for HELP


by Andrew Norton and Ittima Cherastidtham

A 15 per cent loan fee on all new tertiary education lending could save the Commonwealth $700 million a year and make HELP fairer and stronger.


30 November 2016

International maths and science rankings: keep calm but change direction

The latest international test results for maths and science have been released, and yet again, they paint a picture of stagnating outcomes in Australian schools. Relative to other countries, we are actually slipping backwards – and fast.


05 December 2016

Introducing competition to the health sector should be treated with caution

The Productivity Commission’s study report on introducing competition into human services was labelled as proposing privatisation of hospital, end-of-life and dental services.


14 December 2016

National Electricity Market Review - Preliminary Report

The National Electricity Market (NEM) Security Review, led by Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, will deliver its preliminary report in December. Join Dr Finkel and our panel of experts at this Energy Futures seminar to discuss the preliminary report and likely policy implications.


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