5 December 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
Books and articles for a Prime Minister, or any Australian, to read over the summer.
10 December 2010
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.
20 August 2010