Latest Reports

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.

4 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.

6 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.

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