Young woman lying in hospital bed

Saving private health 2: Making private health insurance viable

REPORT

by Stephen Duckett

The only way that private hospital insurance can survive as Australia’s population ages is to make insurance cheaper for younger, healthier people.

NEWS

24 November 2019

Super: you can have too much of a good thing

Higher compulsory superannuation wouldn’t tackle the biggest challenge facing our retirement incomes system: retirees who rent. They are at severe risk of poverty because rent assistance is inadequate.

NEWS

04 December 2019

How Australia can climb up the education ranking system

The latest OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results show a long-term decline in reading, maths and science skills for Australian students. For Australia to improve, it is not about radically changing policy directions, or doing one thing differently. Instead, Australia must do many things better; much, much better. We must do them more systematically and with more intensity.

PODCAST

09 December 2019

Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List 2019 – Podcast

Listen to Grattan Institute CEO John Daley in discussion with Budget Policy Program Director Danielle Wood about the six works on the 2019 Prime Minister's Summer Reading List.

 

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