Latest Reports

19 April 2015

Super savings

High fees are hurting the superannuation balances of millions of Australians. Government action can drive them down, taking the pressure off retirement and pension payments. Here’s how.

1 March 2015

City Limits: Why Australia’s cities are broken and how we can fix them

Grattan Institute’s first book, City Limits: Why Australia’s cities are broken and how we can fix them, by Jane-Frances Kelly and Paul Donegan, is now available at bookstores and through Melbourne University Publishing.

9 December 2014

The wealth of generations

Older Australians are capturing a rising share of wealth, while the wealth of the young has stagnated. It is time to renew Australia’s generational bargain with policies that ensure rising living standards for all ages.

27 November 2014

2014 Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister

Every year Grattan Institute releases a summer reading list for the Prime Minister. It recommends books and articles that the Prime Minister, or any Australian interested in public debate, will find both stimulating and cracking good reads.

19 October 2014

Gas at the crossroads: Australia’s hard choice

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.

12 October 2014

Mapping Australian higher education, 2014-15

Graduates of Australia’s elite universities earn more over a career than other graduates, but when it comes to salary, what you study matters more than where you study.

28 September 2014

Dying well

Seventy percent of Australians want to die at home yet most die in hospital and aged care. New policies could help many more people to die comfortably at home. As the baby boomers grow old, it is time to discuss a subject we might dislike but cannot avoid.

20 July 2014

Mapping Australia’s economy: cities as engines of prosperity

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.

6 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.

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