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9 January 2020

Energy Futures: Hydrogen, worth the hype?

Hydrogen is now surging to the top of the global decarbonisation agenda. Australia’s competitive advantages, including local expertise and infrastructure, proximity to Asian markets, and abundance of renewable energy, could mean we become a globally significant player through hydrogen exports, with important domestic spill-over benefits. Listen to Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO discuss the hydrogen strategy at the Energy Futures forum, co-hosted by the Grattan Institute and the Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI).

13 December 2019

Can private health insurance be saved from the jaws of death? Canberra event – Podcast

Listen to Stephen Duckett, Grattan Institute Health Program Director, and Jo Root, Policy Director of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia, discuss whether private health insurance can be saved from the jaws of death in this podcast.

9 December 2019

Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List 2019 – Podcast

Listen to Grattan Institute CEO John Daley in discussion with Budget Policy Program Director Danielle Wood about the six works on the 2019 Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List.

5 December 2019

Saving Private Health 2: Making private health insurance viable – Podcast

Listen to Grattan Institute’s Health Program Director Stephen Duckett discuss with Kat Clay his latest report on making private health insurance viable.

18 November 2019

Avoiding another Hazelwood: how to manage coal closures – Podcast

This event podcast looks at the challenges facing the National Electricity Market as it transitions away from coal and towards renewables.

11 November 2019

Attracting teachers with the school education program

In this Grattan Institute State of Affairs event, Julie Sonnemann, Graham Moloney, Isobel Dagg and Paul Kennard discussed what changes can be made to position a teaching career as an attractive option for young Australians.

23 October 2019

Right time, right place, right price: a practical plan for congestion charging in Sydney and Melbourne

Drivers should be charged $5 to enter the Sydney and Melbourne CBDs in the morning peak and another $5 to exit in the afternoon peak, as part of a package of reforms to make our biggest cities work better.

14 October 2019

Why it’s time for congestion charging

Australia’s capital cities should join many of the great cities of the world by charging drivers who use the busiest roads at the busiest times.

8 October 2019

Power play: how governments can better direct Australia’s electricity market

Listen to Grattan Institute’s Energy Program Director Tony Wood and Fellow Guy Dundas discuss solutions for Australia’s electricity market with Paul Austin.