The history and purposes of private health insurance

REPORT

by Stephen Duckett and Kristina Nemet

The private health insurance industry fears it is in a death spiral, and politicians need to rethink whether or to what extent taxpayers should continue to subsidise the industry.

NEWS

12 July 2019

A power struggle that has to end

The policy stand-off between federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor and his state counterparts cannot continue. The sector is too important for its future to be decided by a high-stakes game of chicken.

NEWS

10 July 2019

Super shock: more compulsory super would make Middle Australia poorer, not richer

The typical worker would lose about $30,000 over their lifetime if compulsory superannuation contributions are lifted from 9.5 per cent of wages to 12 per cent, as has been legislated.

News

12 July 2019

Lessons from Australia’s intergenerational election

Older Australians are not selfish. They care about the welfare of their own children and grandchildren, as well as the world they are leaving for future generations. There is little evidence that wealthy retirees voted largely in self-interest at the federal election.

 

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