Commonwealth Orange Book 2019: Policy priorities for the federal government

REPORT

by John Daley, Peter Goss, Stephen Duckett, Andrew Norton, Marion Terrill, Danielle Wood, Tony Wood and Brendan Coates

The winner of the 2019 federal election should defy the national mood of reform fatigue and stare down vested interests to pursue a targeted agenda to improve the lives of Australians. The Orange Book charts the policy priorities.

  • Danielle Wood

    Budget Policy and Institutional Reform Program Director

    Danielle Wood

    Danielle has more than 15 years’ experience as an economist working in government, consulting and the not-for-profit sector.

    Danielle is the Budget Policy and Institutional Reform Program Director at the Grattan Institute where her research and advocacy efforts focus on economic policy, including tax and budgets and government integrity.

    Danielle previously worked as Principal Economist and Mergers Director at the ACCC, Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting, and as a Senior Research Economist at the Productivity Commission.

    Danielle has a Masters of Commerce (Economics) and a Masters in Competition Law from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.

    Danielle is the national President of the Economic Society of Australia and the Chair of the Women in Economics Network.

  • Budget Policy and Institutional Reform Fellow

    Kate Griffiths

    Kate is a scientist and policy analyst, with experience in government, strategy consulting, and research. Kate joined Grattan in 2015 and has co-authored various reports on budgets, tax, institutional reform, energy, education and health policy.

    Prior to joining Grattan, Kate worked for The Boston Consulting Group with clients in the energy and health sectors, and in science and research policy for the Australian Government (Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research & Tertiary Education).

    Kate holds a Masters in Science from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the Australian National University.