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…

1 May 2014

Balancing budgets in difficult times

John Daley presents on balancing budgets for Urbis, 4 February 2014.

1 May 2014

Balancing budgets: tough choices we need

At this event John Daley and Judith Sloan discussed Grattan’s report Balancing budgets, which lays out the options that Australian governments have to repair their budgets.