4 December 2020

How healthy is our retirement income system? Webinar Event

This special Grattan Webinar, hosted by our CEO Danielle Wood, brings together two of Australia’s best-informed retirement income policy experts – Deborah Ralston, a member of the independent panel that conducted the Retirement Income Review and Brendan Coates, co-author of Grattan’s 2018 Money in Retirement report.

24 March 2020

The economic, budgetary and health impacts of COVID-19: webinar

Coronavirus is the biggest crisis of our generation. Australians are fearful. The elderly are vulnerable. People are dying. Recession is almost certain. Businesses and borders are closing. In this free webinar, a panel of policy experts from the Grattan Institute will provide measured, informed, evidence-based perspective on the economic, budgetary and health impacts of COVID-19.

29 May 2019

What would it take to end homelessness in Queensland

In this State of Affairs event at the State Library of Queensland, Executive Director of National Shelter, Adrian Pisarski, and Grattan Institute CEO John Daley discussed what’s the best way to help low-income earners deal with rising housing costs and to reduce the number of Queenslanders who are homeless.

9 May 2019

How governments can help struggling Australians with rising housing costs – Melbourne

In this Policy Pitch event at the State Library of Victoria, Council of Homeless Persons CEO Jenny Smith, Residential Tenancies in Victoria inaugural Commissioner Dr Heather Holst and Grattan Institute Fellow Brendan Coates discussed the best way to help low-income earners deal with rising housing costs and reduce the number of Australians who are homelessness.

7 May 2019

What should the next Federal Government do on retirement incomes? — Sydney

Australia’s retirement incomes system faces some big challenges. Grattan Institute’s Money in Retirement report showed that while most Australians can expect the same, or a higher, living standard in retirement as when working, retirees who rent are at growing risk of poverty. In this Forward Thinking event, the panel discussed what the winner of the May 18 federal election should do to fix superannuation, and the retirement incomes system more broadly.

27 March 2019

Federal Election 2019: Big ideas for Australia’s next government – Melbourne

In this Policy Pitch event at State Library Victoria, Grattan Institute’s tax, energy, health, housing, retirement incomes, and transport & cities experts considered the issues in their field and nominate the choices that would really make a difference to Australia’s future. The discussion drew on Grattan’s Commonwealth Orange Book 2019, which identifies policy priorities for the next government.

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.

26 June 2018

The future of Australia’s super system – Canberra

At this Capital Ideas event, Grattan Institute’s CEO John Daley and the CEO of the Financial Services Council, Sally Loane discussed the possible futures for Australia’s super system.

29 April 2018

Australian retirement incomes: do we have a problem? – Melbourne

At this Policy Pitch event, the panel looked at how current generations are faring in retirement, and what kind of retirement we can all expect in the future. They discussed the policy levers such as the Super Guarantee, superannuation draw-down rules, retirement ages, and the level and means testing of the Age Pension. And they explored the trade-offs that these involve for spending before retirement and for government budgets.

30 June 2017

Housing affordability: Resurrecting the Australian dream – Melbourne

In this Policy Pitch event at the State Library of Victoria, Sally Capp (Victorian Executive Director at the Property Council of Australia), Nicki Hutley (Director & Chief Economist at Urbis) and Brendan Coates (Fellow at Grattan Institute) will discussed the problems, and weighed the options for reform.