17 January 2014
To climb out of its budget hole, the Commonwealth Government needs to think much bigger than the proposals now on the table.
17 December 2013
The numbers in Australia’s budget don’t add up, and the Government cannot expect economic growth to solve the problem. It must raise taxes, cut spending, and tell a good story about why budget repair is vital.
30 November 2013
Submission from Grattan Institute Australian Perspectives Program to the National Commission of Audit
Grattan Institute’s submission to the Commonwealth Government’s Commission of Audit explains why brave decisions are needed to restore Australian budgets, and sets out a reform package that add $37 billion a year to the Commonwealth budget.
27 November 2013
Grattan’s Balancing budgets report shows governments can still pursue social policies if we’re prepared to pay for them.
25 November 2013
Tony Abbott has a tough challenge to rein in Australia’s growing deficit, but he can meet it with brave decisions and a powerful story.
25 November 2013
Australian budgets face a potential $60 billion deficit by 2023. Tough choices, including tax reform and expenditure cuts, cannot be put off any longer. Here are some options.
14 August 2013
Australian governments are facing a $60 billion deficit by 2023 unless they start producing tighter budgets and making tougher decisions. They have made a start but have a long way to go.
15 May 2013
The Budget has made a start in getting Australia’s finances under control, but needs to go much further.
30 April 2013
The divide between the rhetoric of politicians and economic reality is increasingly stark. Brave leaders must bridge the gap.
22 April 2013
Governments are in danger of posting deficits worth 4 per cent of GDP in the next decade. It’s a huge national challenge but leaders can find the cash, if they can find the courage.