7 May 2019

Age war? Talking about the generational bargain – Melbourne

The 2019 election has been branded the ‘generational election’. Beyond the hyperbole about an ‘age war’, there are serious questions about the economic future of today’s young Australians. In this Policy Pitch event we will debate the contentious issue of intergenerational inequality, and identify what if anything we should do about it.

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.

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.