2 December 2019
Australia’s retirement income system is serving us well. But worsening housing affordability presents big challenges to our retirement incomes system going forward.
9 September 2019
The Rudd government’s National Rental Affordability Scheme was expensive, unfair, and poorly targeted. In this presentation, Grattan’s Brendan Coates identifies better ways to help poor people into housing.
5 August 2019
The Federal Government has announced a review of Australia’s retirement incomes system. In this presentation, Grattan’s Brendan Coates identifies the big challenges the review should tackle.
3 June 2019
In this speech for the Actuaries Institute, Grattan CEO John Daley explores the choices that have to be made when modelling retirement incomes.
12 April 2019
The latest Grattan Institute projections show that most Australians can expect an adequate retirement income. But pensioners that rent will continue to struggle.
25 February 2019
Most low-income Australians secure their housing in the private rental market, and even more will do so in future. Housing policy should reflect that reality.
11 July 2018
Some affordable-housing advocates are sceptical that building more homes will result in housing becoming much more affordable. Instead they argue that there should be more subsidies for social and affordable housing, and fewer tax breaks that artificially boost housing demand.But in this presentation the Australian Conference of Economists, Grattan Institute’s Australian Perspectives Fellow Brendan Coates shows why more supply is vital to housing affordability.
2 July 2018
The Grattan Institute has developed a retirement incomes model to assess the adequacy of current retirement income policy settings, the Grattan Retirement Incomes Model. This presentation introduces the model, shows how it is constructed and evaluates the adequacy of retirement incomes in Australia.
27 June 2018
This presentation to the NSW Affordable Housing Conference identifies the tax reforms that will (and won’t) make a real difference to housing affordability. Changes to capital gains tax, negative gearing, stamp duty and land tax would all help. But boosting the supply of housing matters more in the long term.
7 June 2018
The conventional wisdom among many affordable-housing advocates is that most new housing built in Australia is too expensive for low- and middle-income earners. This conventional wisdom is wrong. Grattan Institute’s new analysis shows that most new houses are being built in cheaper-than-average suburbs on the fringes on our major cities.