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24 March 2017

Climate Change 2017: Restarting the debate

Event Podcast: In the first Capital Ideas public forum hosted through our partnership with the National Library, Helen Wilson who will lead the Government’s review of our domestic climate change policies, Frank Jotzo a leading climate economist from ANU and Grattan Institute’s Tony Wood discussed the review and what it is intended to achieve.

19 March 2017

What price value capture?

An interview podcast with Transport Program Director, Marion Terrill. State governments should be wary of following the Turnbull Government’s advice to introduce “value capture” schemes to fund major new transport projects. A broad-based, low-rate land tax may be a better option.

13 March 2017

Price shock: Is the retail electricity market failing consumers?

Listen to an interview podcast with Energy Fellow David Blowers discussing this report. Competition in electricity retailing has failed to deliver lower prices and better services for consumers. Governments will need to step in and re-regulate prices if the industry does not lift its game.

8 March 2017

Australia’s climate and energy policy

Podcast with David Blowers, Grattan’s Energy Fellow. Australia’s climate and energy policy has been a topic of much debate in recent times. With the need for strong action ever-increasing, this is an important issue for all Australians.

5 March 2017

Cutting a better drug deal

Listen to an interview podcast with Stephen Duckett discussing his report. Australians pay $500 million a year too much for their prescription drugs. Taxpayers and patients would pay less if the Federal Government made two simple changes to the way prices are set under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

26 February 2017

Stagnation nation? Australian investment in a low growth world

Listen to an interview podcast with Jim Minifie discussing his report. Is Australia at risk of economic stagnation as the mining investment boom fades? While the decline in business investment is no cause for panic, policymakers must do more to ensure we remain a dynamic, growing economy.

21 February 2017

Why every generation feels entitled – Melbourne event

Event podcast: In this Policy Pitch event at the State Library Victoria, Caitlin Fitzsimmons, Money editor, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Peter Switzer, Founder, Switzer Financial Group and Grattan CEO John Daley discussed why each generation feels entitled. They aimed to provide a bigger picture of the taxes and government support for each generation, and how policy ought to change.

15 February 2017

The right infrastructure at the right price

Listen to a podcast with Transport Program Director, Marion Terrill providing a breakdown of the key points that were were discussed at Grattan Institute’s first Forward Thinking event for the year where three experts considered how to get the right infrastructure at the right price.

5 February 2017

Engaging students: creating classrooms that improve learning

Listen to an interview podcast with Peter Goss discussing his report. Forty per cent of Australian school students are unproductive in a given year. The education system needs comprehensive reform to tackle widespread student disengagement in class.

2 February 2017

An objective for super?

A podcast with Brendan Coates, Australian Perspectives Fellow. Over the course of the past year, the superannuation debate has progressed from tax breaks to what the objective of the superannuation system should be.

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