Latest Reports

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.

21 June 2020

Coming out of COVID-19 lockdown: the next steps for Australian health care

Australia has not yet won the battle against COVID-19, and coming out of lockdown risks a second wave of infections.

14 June 2020

COVID catch-up: helping disadvantaged students close the equity gap

Australia should launch a $1 billion, six-month tutoring blitz to help 1 million disadvantaged school students recover learning lost during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

24 May 2020

Fast train fever: Why renovated rail might work but bullet trains won’t

Australia should dump the decades-old dream of building an east-coast bullet train, and we should be wary of expensive promises to upgrade regional rail lines.

10 May 2020

Start with steel: A practical plan to support carbon workers and cut emissions

Australia has an historic opportunity to create a multi-billion-dollar, export-focused manufacturing sector based on globally competitive renewable energy.

19 April 2020

Shutdown: estimating the COVID-19 employment shock

Between 14 and 26 per cent of Australian workers could be thrown out of work as a direct result of the coronavirus shutdown, and the crisis will have an enduring impact on jobs and the economy for years to come.