26 October 2018

State Orange Book 2018: Policy priorities for states and territories – Melbourne

Following the release of our State Orange Book 2018, this Policy Pitch event, featuring a number of Grattan Institute Fellows and Program Directors, examined some of the policy recommendations from ten years of Grattan Institute reports and outline what state and territory governments should do to improve Australia.

23 February 2018

Innovation policy in Australia: never a better time? – Melbourne

Innovation and Science Australia has just released its plan for Australia’s innovation, science and research system, Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation. How big is the opportunity for Australia? Who really benefits from rapid innovation? Should policymakers follow ISA’s recommendations? At this Policy Pitch event, a panel that included the authors of the report used these questions to form the basis for an engaging discussion on innovation policy.

23 February 2018

Innovation policy in Australia: never a better time? – Sydney

Innovation and Science Australia has just released its plan for Australia’s innovation, science and research system, Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation. How big is the opportunity for Australia? Who really benefits from rapid innovation? Should policymakers follow ISA’s recommendations? At this Forward Thinking event, a panel that included the authors of the report used these questions to form the basis for an engaging discussion on innovation policy.

14 November 2017

Cities and the regions: a growing divide? – Sydney

This Forward Thinking event explored the widening economic and social divide between Australia’s cities and regions. What are the economic forces at play? What are the effects on the social fabric of the nation? And what if anything should governments do to bridge the divide?

3 August 2017

Post Trump, Post Brexit, Post Policy: the Rise of Populism – Brisbane

Established political parties are struggling across the developed world, while “outsider parties” rise. In this State of Affairs event, Grattan CEO John Daley presented detailed Grattan analysis about the real shifts in Australia’s economy, culture and institutions, and which of them are plausibly linked to shifts in voting.

31 March 2017

Stagnation nation? Australian investment in a low-growth world – Melbourne

Australia risks descent into economic stagnation as the mining investment boom fades. In this policy pitch event three experienced policy analysts discussed the state of the economy and how policy can reignite investment.

7 March 2017

How is technology reshaping the economy?

In the first of Grattan Institute’s 2017 State of Affairs events, Productivity Growth Director Jim Minifie was joined on a panel by Joanna Batstone, Dr Charles Day and Martie-Louise Verreynne to explore technology and the economy.

26 August 2016

Australia in the age of discovery: navigating new risks and opportunities

The world economy has never been more interconnected, and scientific discoveries and technologies are changing it quickly. This Policy Pitch event brought together the author of a fascinating new book, The Age of Discovery, and Australian policy thinkers to assess how Australia should confront the challenges of this age.

15 October 2015

City geography and economic policy

John Daley presented to the Council of City Lord Mayors at Parliament House on Wednesday 14 October 2015.

18 August 2015

Melbourne – The trusting economy? How peer-to-peer platforms are changing work, business, and policy

Professor Ian Harper joined Dr Nicholas Gruen and Dr Jim Minifie from Grattan Institute in this Policy Pitch discussion about the peer-to-peer economy.