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20 July 2014

Mapping Australia’s economy: cities as engines of prosperity

City centres are the new engines of Australia’s prosperity. But too many workers are living too far from jobs to fulfil our cities’ potential.

06 July 2014

Fair pricing for power

Australians are paying too much for power. New tariffs would make the electricity grid cheaper and save some consumers from paying more than their fair share.

10 June 2014

The silver lining: cloud computing and small and medium enterprises

Small businesses are often slow to take up innovation, but cloud computing and other online technologies give them a chance to thrive.

04 May 2014

Budget pressures on Australian governments 2014

Rising health, pension and infrastructure spending will force Australian governments to find savings and tax increases of $70 billion a year by 2024 to balance their budgets. Tough choices are needed.

27 April 2014

Super sting: how to stop Australians paying too much for superannuation

Australians are paying up to three times more than they should in superannuation fees. Change could save them $10 billion a year.

13 April 2014

Unlocking skills in hospitals: better jobs, more care

A better match between hospital workers and their skills could improve jobs for doctors and nurses, save public hospitals nearly $430 million a year and fund treatment for more than 85,000 extra people.

06 April 2014

Doubtful debt: the rising cost of student loans

By 2017 the Government will have $13 billion of student loans on its books that it does not expect to collect. With modest reforms it could recoup $800 million a year while still meeting the loan scheme’s goals.

14 March 2014

Making time for great teaching

To arrest our slide in global school rankings, Australian schools need to make time for proper teacher development. Most are struggling to do so. This report shows how it can be done.

04 March 2014

Controlling costly care: a billion-dollar hospital opportunity

A new pricing system for hospital treatment could end unjustified cost differences among hospitals and free up $1 billion for more and better health care.

21 February 2014

Turning around schools: it can be done

Some of Australia’s most troubled schools are turning around their performance. They are a model for low-performing schools across the country.