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12 September 2012
Grattan Institute is delighted to announce the establishment of a program in health policy, to be run by one of Australia’s leading thinkers in the field, Stephen Duckett.
11 September 2012
Australia’s greenfield communities won’t be new for long. As their demographic make-up and needs change over time, the housing and services they provide must change, too.
7 September 2012
The Federal Government will not pay to close brown coal power stations. Contrary to what critics say, the decision shows that the carbon price works.
30 August 2012
Linking to the biggest carbon trading market in the world has risks, but will aid the Australian and global response to climate change.
21 August 2012
The public benefits from higher education, but individuals with degrees benefit far more. Who, then, should bear the cost of tertiary study?
6 August 2012
Students do very well out of higher education. Why is the government subsidising them to take courses they would take anyway?
20 July 2012
Some of the world’s most prestigious universities are putting their courses online for free. Australian universities should be alert, but not alarmed.
17 July 2012
To meet its carbon targets, Australia needs to get low-emissions projects running fast. This is how we can do it.
16 July 2012
Despite the new carbon price, low-emissions technology projects remain high risk and offer low return, and so are struggling to get started in the marketplace. Grattan has a practical plan for solving a difficult problem.
16 July 2012
The carbon price is essential for reducing emissions but it is not enough. A proposed auction scheme to get low-emissions technologies started could build a bridge to the carbon market Australia needs.