11 November 2020
Australia’s aged care system is a mess. The COVID-19 death toll in non-government residential aged care facilities in Victoria is in the many hundreds, and the Royal Commission has exposed heartbreaking cases of neglect and abuse.
28 June 2020
COVID-19 is the biggest social and economic shock since World War II. Within two months, policies and systems for welfare, employment, childcare, health, and education have been turned on their head after decades of (at most) incremental reform.
4 June 2020
Australia’s health system in the late stages of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic looks nothing like the health system of six months ago. Should these changes be part of a ‘new normal’, or should we just go back to the old ways?
24 March 2020
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.
21 October 2019
Private health insurance has changed dramatically over the past few decades. The risk profile of private health insurance is also getting worse – young and healthy people are dropping out (or not joining). Something has to change. Can we cut private hospital costs? Can we stem the flow of surprise bills from greedy doctors? Will that be enough to save private health insurance?
17 June 2019
Private health insurance premiums are increasing, people are dropping their cover, and private hospitals are feeling the pinch. What is driving the premium increases? Are the current problems temporary or more fundamental? Does the Morrison Government need to save or change private healthcare? At this Policy Pitch event, a panel of experts will chart the causes of and suggest solutions to Australia’s private health insurance crisis.
27 March 2019
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.
13 February 2019
Two million Australians delay or miss out on dental care each year because of cost. What should be done? Part of the answer is improving the value of existing public dental services. But part of the answer is that the Commonwealth should expand its role and establish a universal dental scheme paralleling Medicare. This Policy Pitch heard about both of these approaches.
26 October 2018
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.
30 July 2018
At this Policy Pitch event, Dr Amanda Kenny, the Violet Marshman Professor of Rural Health at La Trobe University and Dr Hal Swerissen, Fellow, Grattan Institute discussed the state of play for primary care in Australia and options and recommendations for the future.