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22 July 2019
The response from Australia’s peak superannuation lobbies to our latest research has been predictable, disappointing — and wrong.
16 July 2019
Policy makers cannot develop good policies on private health insurance unless they are clear about what the industry is about and how it works alongside Medicare. Grattan’s new working paper is designed to start that conversation.
12 July 2019
Older Australians are not selfish. They care about the welfare of their own children and grandchildren, as well as the world they are leaving for future generations. There is little evidence that wealthy retirees voted largely in self-interest at the federal election.
12 July 2019
The policy stand-off between federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor and his state counterparts cannot continue. The sector is too important for its future to be decided by a high-stakes game of chicken.
11 July 2019
Australia’s policy on private health insurance is a muddle. Our political leaders need to confront a fundamental question: how does private health insurance fit with public health insurance (Medicare)?
10 July 2019
The typical worker would lose about $30,000 over their lifetime if compulsory superannuation contributions are lifted from 9.5 per cent of wages to 12 per cent, as has been legislated.
5 July 2019
Primary care was barely discussed in the 2019 federal election campaign. Reform is needed, but it’s difficult. Here’s why.
3 July 2019
Ominous clouds loom over our economy. Here’s some policies Josh Frydenberg should be turning his mind to — and some he should not.
2 July 2019
Australia would go from having a relatively progressive income tax system by international standards to having one below average among OECD countries.
1 July 2019
Australia’s school education report card reads ‘must do better’. Policy makers need to address both who becomes a teacher and how they are trained.