6 March 2019

2019 Federal Budget: unpacking the economics and politics for Queensland and Australia

Set to take place a week after the federal budget (and on the cusp of a federal election), this State of Affairs event will ask what does it all mean? Will the budget finally get to surplus and does it matter? What will be the longer-term economic implications for Queensland and the nation? And what impact might it have on the imminent federal election? Join our panel of experts to hear their analysis and insights.

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.

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.

15 June 2017

Australia’s budget woes – Canberra

This Capital Ideas event explored the causes of repeated budget projection errors. Katharine Murphy, political editor at the Guardian, and 15-year veteran of the Canberra press gallery, discussed the issues with John Daley, CEO of the Grattan Institute, presenting new research from Grattan Institute’s work on budget policy.

19 June 2016

Budget repair and the changing size of Australia’s government

Australia does not have particularly large government by global standards. But it is getting larger, as hopes of budget repair recede over the horizon.

21 September 2015

Future proofing

Thanks to the mining boom, Australia has had a great decade, with the benefits well spread. The average 55 to 74 year old Australian is now a millionaire. But harder times lie ahead, especially for younger Australians. Tough calls on tax and spending must be made.

13 May 2015

Australia’s budget pressures: the view from Treasury

Three days after the 2015-16 Budget, Commonwealth Treasury Secretary John Fraser speaks to Grattan CEO John Daley about the key economic issues for Australia going forward, including the outlook for debt, growth and structural reform.

3 July 2014

After May Day, Australian budgets are still in trouble

Bracket creep, not the Commonwealth’s May budget, is solving Australia’s short-term fiscal problem. The long-term challenge is as urgent as ever.

11 June 2014

ACOSS National Conference

John Daley discusses the budget ‘crisis’ and the question of how to pay for an ageing population at the ACOSS National Conference on Wednesday 11 June 2014.

1 May 2014

State of Australian budgets – Sydney Event

Australian governments are increasingly living beyond their means. They are going to need to make tough choices to balance their budgets. But…