Latest News and Opinion
19 March 2013
Falling electricity demand presents substantial challenges for investors and policy-makers.
18 March 2013
Australia must get tougher with global drug companies and take the politics out of drug pricing. New Zealand shows the way.
18 March 2013
Australia is wasting more than $1 billion a year on high prices for pharmaceutical drugs. Change is possible, if the political will is there.
13 March 2013
NSW has understood that better students are made by better teachers. Other states should get with the program.
1 March 2013
The Victorian government is in the process of developing a new metropolitan strategy to manage growth in Melbourne over the next 30 to 40 years. If it is to be successful the strategy will have create the conditions for residents to negotiate change in their own neighbourhoods as more dwellings of diverse types are built in established suburbs.
26 February 2013
Stephen Duckett explains the latest battle between the Commonwealth and the states over hospital funding.
23 February 2013
Australia is wasting scarce funds on reducing class sizes. It is time to focus on teachers’ classroom skills.
11 February 2013
It has never been easier to get into an Australian university. But the effect on standards is far from clear.
2 February 2013
Many federal interventions in school education are damaging much-needed reform.
1 February 2013
Removing the obstacles to female workforce participation would give women more choices, and boost the size of the economy by up to $25 billion a year.