1 May 2014

Philanthropists must be realists with their money

Philanthropy can make a difference to public policy, but only if it abandons some of its dreams.

1 May 2014

2013 Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister – Melbourne Event

Grattan Institute launched our annual Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister at the State Library of Victoria on Wednesday 4 December.

1 May 2014

2013 Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister – Sydney Event

Lucy Turnbull and John Daley discussed Grattan’s annual Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister at the State Library of NSW on Tuesday 3 December.

1 May 2014

2012 Summer reading list for the Prime Minister

7.30 Report presenter Leigh Sales joined Grattan Institute’s CEO, John Daley, and Cities Program Director Jane-Frances Kelly, to launch our 2012 Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister.

1 May 2014

Regional growth patterns: evidence from the latest Census

In this public seminar, Grattan CEO John Daley and Urbis Director Michael Barlow discussed patterns in Australian regional growth as revealed in the 2011 Census, and why government policy is failing to keep up with the rapid growth in coastal and capital city satellite regions.

30 April 2014

Melbourne – How can instinctive preferences improve policy outcomes?

Policy makers have begun to pay attention to the growing field of behavioural economics. This seminar explored how behavioural economics can be applied to the design of public policy.

30 April 2014

Investing in regions: making a difference

Grattan Institute partnered with the Committee for Ballarat — one of Australia’s fast-growing regions — to launch its latest report “Investing in regions: Making a difference”.

30 April 2014

Manufacturing regained: new prospects for business and regional communities

Dan Swinney, Executive Director of the Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council, reflected on the Council’s 25-year effort to maintain and expand high-skilled manufacturing jobs.

30 April 2014

Wellbeing in public policy practice

In the last in a series of three seminars about social and environmental measures for public policy. Treasury Secretary Ken Henry joined a panel of experts to discuss the statistical measurement of well-being.

30 April 2014

Water competition: the UK experience

Over the past decade, water restrictions have been imposed in many Australian cities. There have also been significant investments to augment supplies, which are coming on-line. With the immediate risks to water security abating, there is now an opportunity to explore how delivery of water services could be improved in the future.