Latest Podcast

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.

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.