11 December 2020

Grattan Institute’s Annual Wonks’ List

Our annual “Wonks’ List” highlights some of the year’s best technical policy reads, for anyone who wants to take a deeper dive.

11 December 2020

Announcing Grattan Institute’s Annual Summer Recommended Reading List for the Prime Minister

Six thought-provoking works have made Grattan Institute’s annual Summer Recommended Reading List for the Prime Minister.

5 December 2018

What He Should Be Reading: Grattan’s 2018 PM Reading List

The summer break is one of the few times of the year that we switch off our screens for long enough to lower the height of that pile of shame beside the bedside table. There is still a magic to books, which provide enough space for a nuanced view of a topic, without reducing it to mere talking points. But reading a book takes time, and Prime Ministers have even less time than others. To make best use of a rare opportunity, Grattan Institute recommends each year a summer reading list for the Prime Minister.

4 December 2018

Scott Morrison’s book list: what should the prime minister read this summer?

It has been an extraordinary year in politics – and no doubt most politicians are well and truly ready for a summer holiday. To help our leaders make the most of their time off, Grattan Institute has curated a list of this year’s must-reads – a curiosity-piquing platter of novels, thinkpieces, memoirs and manifestos.

29 October 2018

State Orange Book 2018: State governments matter, vote wisely

Voters in Victoria go to the polls within weeks; in New South Wales within months. State policy has rarely been more important. But what should the priorities be, not only for the governments in Australia’s two biggest states, but also for the other states whose elections are further away?

5 December 2017

The prime minister’s book list: what should Malcolm Turnbull read this summer?

It’s been a testing year for politics but a wonderful year for books – and to help the prime minister make the most of the holiday season, the Grattan Institute has once again collated a summer reading list for him.

16 September 2015

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promised stronger economic leadership. What should his priorities be?

A new agenda requires strong advocacy, but that is what leadership looks like.

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.

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.