Grattan Institute produces high-quality public policy recommendations for Australia’s future. Since we were established in 2008, our independent research has helped shape the Australian policy conversation, from childcare to the COVID-19 response.
We are independent, taking the side of the public interest rather than interest groups. We receive no ongoing government funding and reject commissioned work to ensure this independence.
We are rigorous in obtaining the best evidence from our own data analysis and from published work.
We are practical in identifying what governments should do to improve the lives of all Australians.
And we believe in free access to good information; our reports, events, and articles are available online, without charge.
Our work has had a significant impact on both national and international policy responses, including:
We had a major influence on Australia’s world-leading response to COVID-19. We started the national conversation on shutting down hard and fast to eliminate community transmission.
The NSW and Victorian governments have adopted our recommendation for a tutoring blitz to help school students catch-up on learning lost during the COVID lockdowns.
The Federal Government and Opposition have both taken up our call to boost women’s workforce participation by making childcare cheaper.