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11 April 2012

Science graduates outnumber science jobs

Demand for undergraduate science courses has grown strongly, but evidence suggests the science jobs boom may be a non-starter.

3 April 2012

City harmony: just ask the people

Giving people a real say in planning is the best way to manage urban growth.

2 April 2012

Building social cities: the value of the human connection

There are big changes underway in Australia’s cities.

2 April 2012

Sea change in education policy needed

Raising entry level increases teacher supply. But we must put the focus on how teaching contributes to student learning.

23 March 2012

Grattan Institute appoints leading economist to key post

Jim Minifie, Chief Economist of the Boston Consulting Group in Australia and New Zealand has been appointed director of Grattan’s Productivity Growth Program.

20 March 2012

Higher education pricing

Higher education pricing needs to move along an evolutionary path to a more market-based system.

7 March 2012

Surrender to the charge

Is a surrender charge an unfair impost that will hurt Australian businesses, or a logical and important component of the Government’s carbon pricing scheme?

6 March 2012

Gonski review reforms must not be delayed

The new national schools funding model proposed by the Gonski review has already shaped the education debate, but the hard trade-offs lie ahead for long-term reform.

1 March 2012

Business will have to live with carbon price

Those calling for reduced carbon price burdens are unlikely to be heard. The best thing business can do is to figure out how to most cheaply cut emissions.

28 February 2012

More women, more students, more diversity

Higher education is in the midst of profound change, bringing us closer to a market in higher education than at any time in Australia’s history.

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