9 September 2020

Homelessness is a growing problem

If policy makers want to reduce inequality, they need to tackle the scourge of homelessness.

2 December 2019

Housing in retirement: the emerging challenge to Australians’ retirement incomes

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

Lessons from the National Rental Affordability Scheme

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

Priorities for the retirement incomes review

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

How should we model incomes in retirement?

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

Our latest retirement income projections show most Australians will still have enough

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

Where is home for marginalised consumers?

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

Supply sceptics beware: without more housing, it won’t be affordable

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

Introducing the Grattan Retirement Incomes Model

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

Housing tax reform: what difference will it make?

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.