Next Generation: the long-term future of the National Electricity Market

REPORT

by Tony Wood and David Blowers

Australia’s electricity system is under pressure like never before. Work should start immediately on a new ‘capacity mechanism’ in case it is needed to ensure reliable supplies in future.

NEWS

22 September 2017

Australia’s health system is enviable, but there’s room for improvement

Australians are rightly proud of their health system and value Medicare highly. But this is not to say they see the health system through rose-coloured glasses. Health care regularly rates as one of the top three issues of concern to voters. Core to all reform proposals in Australia is a commitment to maintain universal access and tax-based financing.

NEWS

17 September 2017

The young are losing out as the great Australian wealth gap grows wider

Malcolm Turnbull be warned: the wealth gap between young and old Australians is getting wider and it could transform our politics.

PODCAST

13 September 2017

Retail Competition in the electricity sector and energy price

Event podcast: this Energy Futures Seminar, a part of the Policy Pitch series, explored the Thwaites Review findings and the Grattan Report ‘Price shock: Is the retail electricity market failing consumers?’ released earlier this year. The expert panel, moderated by Dr Sara Bice and joined by John Thwaites, Tony Wood and Sarah McNamara debated the Review’s recommendations for a regulated Basic Service Offer and related issues.

 

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