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20 April 2021

Let’s put our money where our heart is on aged care

Pre-Budget leaks suggest the Government will boost funding by $10 billion over the next four years. That would be a start, but nowhere near enough. Our calculations show about four times that amount is needed to fix the broken system.

19 April 2021

Time to stop talking about aged care and start fixing it

As the Federal Government contemplates reform after the damning final report of the Aged Care Royal Commission, we identify four key criteria for transformational change.

16 April 2021

How to entice young high achievers into teaching

The keys are better career paths and higher pay. Here’s our three-point plan to double over the next 10 years the proportion of high achievers who choose teaching as their career.

12 April 2021

More coal-fired power, or 100% renewables? For now, both paths are wrong

Our economic modelling shows that renewables can get Australia most of the way to net-zero emissions without disrupted supplies or skyrocketing prices.

12 April 2021

Four ways to improve Australian school students’ results

The new federal Education Minister is right to aim high, but success will require policy fortitude, leadership, teamwork — and money.

12 April 2021

Superannuation is much more than one man’s legacy

Paul Keating may be the architect of Australia’s super system, but his rhetoric on retirements incomes is becoming less and less reliable.

11 April 2021

Two competing electricity myths debunked

Australia does not need to continue to rely on coal-fired power stations. But moving quickly to 100 per cent renewable electricity is not the best way to reach net-zero emissions.

11 April 2021

Housing affordability is a problem, but superannuation isn’t the solution

Allowing Australians to use their super to buy homes would most benefit those with the most super and the most homes. They’re the least in need.

7 April 2021

The vaccine rollout: going well according to which plan?

It’s time for the Government to level with Australians, so we can better understand what the plan is and whether everything really is going to plan.

1 April 2021

Four ways Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout has been bungled

So far, not so good. Here’s what the Federal Government should do now to rescue the rollout.