16 May 2015

Budget analysis: Future taxpayers will pay the price

This budget is all about the short term. Meanwhile the real work of structural budget repair has been put off for at least another year, which just defers (and increases) the ultimate burden to be met by future taxpayers.

18 August 2014

New rules needed to make election promises more transparent

The Parliamentary Budget Office has done a good job providing public costings of political promises since it was established in 2012. But to be most effective, it needs to be able to release costings earlier in election campaigns.

5 September 2013

A question for us all: what do we want from our government?

Australians want small government that does a lot. As our budget deficits start to get serious, something has to give — and soon.

30 November 2012

2012 Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister

Each year Grattan Institute releases a summer reading list for the Prime Minister. It recommends books and articles that the Prime Minister, or any Australian interested in public debate, will find stimulating over the break.

16 April 2012

Critiquing government regional development policies

For nearly a hundred years, governments have spent a huge amount of money and effort trying to promote economic growth in regional Australia, with little evidence of success.

3 December 2011

Summer reading list for the Prime Minister

Books and articles for a Prime Minister, or any Australian, to read over the summer.

19 September 2011

Inquiry won’t stop a changing world

In assessing the impact of the internet on newspapers, the Government’s media inquiry should consider if the best government response may be to do nothing at all.

24 May 2011

‘Bolting’ regions need better support

A new Grattan report, Investing in regions: Making a difference, shows that unless governments recognize the fast-changing reality of regional Australia, they will continue to both waste money and deprive many citizens of much-needed services.

10 December 2010

Summer reading list for the Prime Minister

As well as time to spend with family and friends, summer holidays are great for reflecting upon the year past, considering the year to come – and reading. Grattan has put together a selection of books we think the Prime Minister might find stimulating over the break.

28 October 2010

Broadband won’t drive regional business growth

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