Latest Podcast

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.

27 March 2020

The economic, budgetary and health impacts of COVID-19 – Podcast

In this webinar, a panel of policy experts from the Grattan Institute provided measured, informed, evidence-based perspective on the economic, budgetary and health impacts of COVID-19.

13 March 2020

COVID-19 and Australia’s healthcare system

Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director, discusses how the coronavirus crisis is highlighting the cracks in the healthcare system, and what we can learn from the NHS response to the pandemic.

12 March 2020

Tackling Melbourne’s Congestion – Event recording

Up until now, state governments’ main efforts to reduce congestion have been to build new roads and add new public transport services. But decades of new roads and new public transport have left Melbourne with the level of congestion we see today. Listen to this Grattan Institute event recording on ‘Tackling Melbourne’s Congestion’.

2 March 2020

Balancing Act: managing the trade-offs in retirement incomes policy

The retirement incomes system works well for most, but fails too many poorer Australians, especially low-income women and retirees who rent.

Listen to Brendan Coates, Household Finances Program Director, Jonathan Nolan, Associate, and Paul Austin, Editor, unpack the complexities of retirement incomes policy.

24 February 2020

How coronavirus is affecting the Australian economy

From trade to higher education, the Australian economy is feeling the effects of coronavirus. This week on the Grattan podcast, we look at what the virus has already meant for Australia, and what it may mean for Australia’s future if it is not controlled, and hopefully, eliminated. Discussing this health emergency is John Daley, Grattan Institute CEO, William Mackey, Associate, and host Paul Austin.

17 February 2020

Dark money: How to reform Australia’s political donations system

Big money matters in Australian elections. Amidst a busy week in politics, with the increasing threat of coronavirus, the annual release of the federal political donations data might have slipped under your radar. Yet this data points to a very concerning underlying question: can you buy an election?

Listen to Kate Griffiths, fellow for the Budget Policy and Institutional Reform program, on how to reform Australia’s political donations system.

10 February 2020

Top teachers: sharing expertise to improve teaching

A new career path for expert teachers could transform Australian schools and boost student learning by 18 months by the time they turn 15. Listen to Peter Goss, School Education Program Director, and Julie Sonnemann, School Education Fellow, discuss their new report, Top teachers: sharing expertise to improve teaching. Hosted by Paul Austin.

3 February 2020

Do increases in superannuation come out of wages?

It’s a common assumption that compulsory superannuation comes out of workers’ wages. But is it true? Listen to Brendan Coates, Household Finances Program Director, and Matt Cowgill, Senior Associate discuss their latest working paper No Free Lunch: Higher superannuation means lower wages.

24 January 2020

Could the bushfire crisis be the turning point for climate policy in Australia?

Dozens of lives have been lost and homes destroyed due to the Australian bushfires. In the midst of the tragedy, a big question arises. Might the summer of 2020 be a turning point in climate politics and policy in Australia?