Commonwealth Orange Book 2019: Policy priorities for the federal government

A comprehensive conversation with the contributors to the Grattan Commonwealth Orange Book 2019 breaking down the key policy priorities for the next federal government. Drawing on 10 years of Grattan research and reports, the Orange Book recommends that Australia’s next federal government should defy the national mood of reform fatigue and stare down vested interests to pursue a targeted agenda to improve the lives of Australians.

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A time guide to this podcast:
– 1:30 John Daley and Brendan Coates The Orange Book policy priorities
– 16:50 John Daley Economic Development
– 25:40 Brendan Coates Housing
– 32:40 Marion Terrill – Cities and transport
– 41:30 Tony Wood – Energy
– 55:10 Stephen Duckett – Health 
– 1:05:30 Peter Goss – School education
– 1:16:20 Andrew Norton Higher Education
– 1:21:00 Danielle Wood – Budget policy
1:26:50 Danielle Wood – Institutional reform
– 1:32:50 John Daley and Brendan Coates Final thoughts