1 November 2019
George Palmer shaped health service management and policy from the 1970s until the end of the 20th century. In this eulogy, Grattan’s Stephen Duckett, a former colleague, pays tribute to an Australian with a legacy of academic leadership and public service.
23 October 2019
The signs for serious policy reform aren’t promising after the Coalition’s surprise victory in the 2019 federal election. But, as Grattan CEO John Daley details in this presentation, there are a lot of approaching trains.
22 October 2019
Richard Scotton, a co-founder of Medicare, has died. In this eulogy, Grattan’s Stephen Duckett, a former colleague, pays tribute to an Australian whose contribution to public policy improved Australia.
12 September 2019
Elections in Australia are increasingly about big transport infrastructure ‘announceables’. But these election promises are usually driven by politics more than evidence.
9 September 2019
The Rudd government’s National Rental Affordability Scheme was expensive, unfair, and poorly targeted. In this presentation, Grattan’s Brendan Coates identifies better ways to help poor people into housing.
6 August 2019
Prosthesis pricing in Australia doesn’t provide best value to taxpayers, health insurance members, or patients. The current system should be dumped, and replaced by a new approach to paying for surgical care which bundles prosthesis costs into a single price.
5 August 2019
Trust in government is the lowest on record in Australia. In this presentation,
Danielle Wood identifies numerous causes, nominates several implications, and proposes practical solutions.
5 August 2019
The Federal Government has announced a review of Australia’s retirement incomes system. In this presentation, Grattan’s Brendan Coates identifies the big challenges the review should tackle.
2 August 2019
Private health insurance coverage is in decline in Australia.
In this presentation, Grattan’s Stephen Duckett proposes a range of potential policy solutions.
19 June 2019
Australia’s primary care system is failing in the prevention and management of chronic disease. In this presentation, Stephen Duckett urges reform to lengthen GP consultations and reduce the number of avoidable hospital admissions.