Shared interest: a universal loan fee for HELP


by Andrew Norton and Ittima Cherastidtham

A 15 per cent loan fee on all new tertiary education lending could save the Commonwealth $700 million a year and make HELP fairer and stronger.


09 January 2017

Submission to Senate Standing Economics Committee Inquiry into the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016

This submission summarises recent work by Grattan Institute relevant to the Government’s proposed objective for the superannuation system as set out in the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016.


04 January 2017

Productivity and geography: Presentation to Productivity Commission Conference

While economic growth has been concentrated in cities for some time, the trend has really accelerated in the past decade. Half of all jobs growth is now within a 2km radius of the city centres in both Melbourne and Sydney, reflecting the increasing share of new jobs in services industries where physical proximity really matters.


07 December 2016

Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List 2016

Every year Grattan Institute releases a summer reading list for the Prime Minister. Watch a recording of this year's launch event with Sabra Lane at the State Library of Victoria.


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