23 March 2017

Housing affordability: Resurrecting the Australian dream – Sydney

In this Forward Thinking event at the State Library of NSW, Jessica Irvine, senior economics writer for Fairfax Media, Princess Ventura, Director at Urbis and Grattan Institute Fellow Brendan Coates discussed the problem, and weighed the options for reform.

13 February 2017

Why every generation feels entitled

In this Policy Pitch event at the State Library Victoria, Caitlin Fitzsimmons, Money editor, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Peter Switzer, Founder, Switzer Financial Group and Grattan CEO John Daley discussed why each generation feels entitled. They aimed to provide a bigger picture of the taxes and government support for each generation, and how policy ought to change.

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.

15 June 2016

A policy view on the Federal election

As the Federal election enters its final fortnight, Grattan Institute’s CEO and Program Directors discussed the key policy reforms that the next Commonwealth Government should tackle.

22 March 2016

Negative gearing and capital gains tax reform: what’s in the public interest?

Negative gearing and capital gains tax have been much debated over the last few months. In this event, John Daley, CEO of the Grattan Institute, and Simon Cowan, Research Manager of the Centre for Independent Studies work through the issues.

10 December 2015

Targeting the tax breaks for superannuation

In this Forward Thinking event Danielle Wood and Brendan Coates discussed superannuation tax breaks with Joanna Mather, who covers tax and superannuation for the Australian Financial Review.

20 August 2015

We need to talk about tax

This State of Affairs event discussed the key questions in Australian tax reform, and show how they raise fundamental issues about what sort of society we want to be.

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.

20 April 2015

Crisis, what crisis? Should tax reform fix Commonwealth and State budgets?

John Daley, Grattan Institute CEO hosted an expert panel to discuss the most attractive options for repairing Commonwealth and State revenues.

10 November 2014

Australia’s age-based tax and welfare system: is it fair?

Australia’s tax and welfare system is one of the most tightly targeted in the world. Is age-based welfare justified? Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Services discussed the issues with Grattan Institute CEO, John Daley.

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