Latest Reports

7 March 2021

Women’s work: The impact of the COVID crisis on Australian women

The COVID recession hit women much harder than men, and will compound women’s lifetime economic disadvantage.

6 December 2020

Climate change and health: preparing for the next disaster

Australia is getting hotter, and Australians’ health is being harmed. Our health sector must do more to adapt to the reality of climate change.

29 November 2020

Reforming aged care: a practical plan for a rights-based system

Australia needs a new aged care system. Spending an extra $7 billion a year could provide all older Australians with the support they need.

15 November 2020

Flame out: the future of natural gas

Far from fuelling recovery from the COVID recession, natural gas will inevitably decline as an energy source in Australia. Economics and environmental imperatives imperil the industry.

8 November 2020

The rise of megaprojects: counting the costs

Governments are committing to a record number of ‘mega’ transport projects, exposing taxpayers to mega risks of cost blowouts. Megaprojects should be a last, not a first resort.

4 October 2020

Rethinking aged care: emphasising the rights of older Australians

Australia’s aged care system is failing older Australians and their families and needs to be comprehensively overhauled.

20 September 2020

Prioritising a government’s agenda

Australian governments would be better at policy reform if they prioritised their agenda better. Here’s how they can do it.

3 September 2020

Go for zero: How Australia can get to zero COVID-19 cases

Victoria, NSW, and Queensland should aggressively drive COVID-19 cases down to zero as part of an explicit national policy of no active cases in the Australian community.

9 August 2020

Cheaper childcare: A practical plan to boost female workforce participation

Childcare should be made cheaper to enable more women to do more paid work, and to help lift the economy out of the COVID recession.

28 June 2020

The Recovery Book: what Australian governments should do now

To help Australia recover from the COVID-19 recession, the Government should inject $70 billion to $90 billion in extra economic stimulus, including revamping and extending JobKeeper.