25 September 2016
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.
4 September 2016
Winding back superannuation tax breaks is an acid test of our political system. It should be one of the first items of business in the current Parliament.
7 August 2016
Politicians and business people want students to study science, but half of recent science graduates looking for full-time work can’t find it, according to the fourth Grattan report mapping the state of the higher education sector.
24 July 2016
Australia’s health system is consistently failing some parts of the country. It’s time for a new, targeted approach.
14 June 2016
Australia faces many domestic policy challenges as the election looms. Yet a survey of seven years of Grattan Institute reports and policy proposals shows that a government prepared to forcefully articulate the public interest could win public support for a brave and powerful reform agenda.
25 April 2016
Reforms to negative gearing and capital gains tax would save the government about $5.3 billion a year and improve housing affordability without significantly hurting incentives to save. Change is long overdue.
13 April 2016
The rise of the sharing economy is about much more than saving money on taxi bills. It is changing travel, use of property and the job market. Governments should embrace it while reducing any downsides.
10 April 2016
After a decade of toxic political debate, there is an opportunity to forge a stable and compelling policy on climate change that both major parties can support.
3 April 2016
A decade of unprecedented spending on transport infrastructure has put politics ahead of the public interest. Too much money is being wasted on the wrong projects built in the wrong places.
28 March 2016
Reducing the thresholds at which former students repay HELP debt would increase repayments by $500 million a year. Without change, HELP costs will soar, putting other education programs in jeopardy.