Latest Podcast

30 June 2020

School education in the age of COVID-19 – Webinar recording

In this special Webinar, experts from the UK, the US, and Australia discussed their latest findings and identified the extent of the ‘equity gap’. And as schools reopen and students return to the classroom, the panel suggested ways to help our most vulnerable students to catch-up, answered questions on school education in the age of COVID-19.

22 June 2020

How our health system can be better after the pandemic – Webinar recording

Listen to this Grattan Institute/State Library of NSW Webinar recording, where our Health Program Director Stephen Duckett and Dr Teresa Anderson, the Chief Executive of Sydney Local Health District, discussed the new normal and answered questions on Australia’s health response to the COVID-19 crisis.

15 June 2020

COVID catch-up: helping disadvantaged students close the equity gap – Podcast

Australia should launch a $1 billion, six-month tutoring blitz to help 1 million disadvantaged school students recover learning lost during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Listen to Julie Sonnemann, School Education Fellow, in discussion with Kat Clay, Head of Digital Communications, about how to help disadvantaged students recover lost learning.

25 May 2020

Fast train fever: Why renovated rail might work but bullet trains won’t – Podcast

Listen to Greg Moran, Senior Associate, and Tom Crowley, Associate, discuss their latest report Fast train fever: why renovated rail might work but bullet trains won’t.

15 May 2020

COVID-19: What does the new normal look like?

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has changed our lives forever. After two months of hibernation in Australia, states are slowly beginning to loosen restrictions. We’ve heard the term the ‘new normal’ over and over again. But what does the new normal look like?

11 May 2020

Start with steel: A practical plan to support carbon workers and cut emissions

Investing in ‘green’ steel could create 25,000 local manufacturing jobs, a multi-billion-dollar industry and cut emissions in Australia. It’s a win-win-win.

30 April 2020

Planning for recovery: Australia after the pandemic – Podcast

The COVID-19 crisis is not over, but attention is now turning to the ‘road out’ of the economic shutdown. A panel of Grattan experts discuss the best way forward in this webinar recording.

20 April 2020

Shutdown: estimating the COVID-19 employment shock

Listen to Brendan Coates, Grattan’s Household Finances Program Director, in discussion with Matt Cowgill, Senior Associate, and Paul Austin, Editor, about the impact of the COVID-19 shutdown and what policies could help support Australians through the crisis.

9 April 2020

COVID-19: Your Questions Answered – Podcast

In this Grattan podcast, a panel of policy experts provided their perspectives on the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19.

30 March 2020

COVID-19: the challenges of online schooling

Will our children be able to cope during this stressful time? Will they be able to learn if they are forced to do online schooling for weeks, months, or even the rest of the year? Listen to informed analysis and advice from our Education Fellow, Julie Sonnemann, with host Paul Austin.