Latest Presentations

12 September 2019

The politics of infrastructure

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

Lessons from the National Rental Affordability Scheme

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 needs fundamental reform

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

Implications of falling trust for Australia’s politics and society

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

Priorities for the retirement incomes review

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 under challenge

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

Improving primary care

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.

3 June 2019

How should we model incomes in retirement?

In this speech for the Actuaries Institute, Grattan CEO John Daley explores the choices that have to be made when modelling retirement incomes.

12 April 2019

Our latest retirement income projections show most Australians will still have enough

The latest Grattan Institute projections show that most Australians can expect an adequate retirement income. But pensioners that rent will continue to struggle.

27 March 2019

Australia’s long-standing generational bargain is under threat

Let’s hope Australians can discuss generational fairness without it descending into generational warfare. Because none of us would want our legacy to be mortgaging our children’s environment and their economic future.