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29 August 2019

The choice between vocational and higher education

University leaders are calling for the re-instatement of demand driven funding, which let them enrol unlimited numbers of bachelor-degree students. At the same time, there are widespread calls for the vocational education system to be strengthened to attract more young people, especially into the trades. Are these goals in tension? What advice should we give people thinking about their post-school options?

26 August 2019

Attracting high achievers to teaching

With high achieving teachers, the typical Australian student would gain an extra 6 to 12 months of learning by Year 9. But bright young Australians are turning their backs on teaching.

19 August 2019

Generation gap: ensuring a fair go for younger Australians

Don’t blame the avo toast or turmeric lattes. 🥑 The generational gap is getting wider.

5 August 2019

What would it take to end homelessness in Queensland?

All Australians are spending more of their incomes on housing, but worsening affordability is hurting low-income earners the most. Almost half of low-income Australians in the private rental market suffer rental stress. It’s probably no coincidence that homelessness is rising.

6 June 2019

How governments can help struggling Australians with rising housing costs – Melbourne

In this Policy Pitch event at the State Library of Victoria, Council of Homeless Persons CEO Jenny Smith, Residential Tenancies in Victoria inaugural Commissioner Dr Heather Holst and Grattan Institute Fellow Brendan Coates discussed the best way to help low-income earners deal with rising housing costs and reduce the number of Australians who are homelessness.

22 May 2019

Age war? Talking about the generational bargain – Melbourne

Event recording: The 2019 election has been branded the ‘generational election’. Beyond the hyperbole about an ‘age war’, there are serious questions about the economic future of today’s young Australians. In this Policy Pitch event the panel debated the contentious issue of intergenerational inequality, and identified what if anything we should do about it.

17 April 2019

Federal Election 2019: Big ideas for Australia’s next government

Event recording: In this Policy Pitch event at State Library Victoria, Grattan Institute’s tax, energy, health, housing, retirement incomes, and transport & cities experts considered the issues in their field and nominate the choices that would really make a difference to Australia’s future. The discussion drew on Grattan’s Commonwealth Orange Book 2019, which identifies policy priorities for the next government.

9 April 2019

2019 Federal Budget: unpacking the economics and politics for Queensland and Australia – Brisbane

Event recording: Taking place a week after the federal budget (and on the cusp of a federal election), this State of Affairs event asked what does it all mean? Will the budget finally get to surplus and does it matter? What will be the longer-term economic implications for Queensland and the nation? And what impact might it have on the imminent federal election? Our panel of experts shared their analysis and insights.

13 November 2018

State Orange Book 2018: Policy priorities for states and territories – Melbourne

Event recording: Following the release of our State Orange Book 2018, this Policy Pitch event, featuring a number of Grattan Institute Fellows and Program Directors, examined some of the policy recommendations from ten years of Grattan Institute reports and outline what state and territory governments should do to improve Australia.

12 September 2018

Who’s in the room? Special interest influence on policy – Melbourne

Event recording: This Policy Pitch event looked at the different ways special interest groups – including business, unions and not-for-profits – seek influence over policy. Do political donations buy access? Which groups lobby the most? And who spends the most on public campaigns?