Latest Reports

16 May 2021

Megabang for megabucks: driving a harder bargain on megaprojects

Taxpayers pay too much for major road and rail projects in Australia because governments don’t drive a hard bargain on contracts with the big construction firms.

18 April 2021

The next steps for aged care: Forging a clear path after the Royal Commission

The Federal Government should boost aged care funding by about $10 billion a year. Properly used, the extra money could transform the system.

11 April 2021

Go for net zero: A practical plan for reliable, affordable, low-emissions electricity

Australia can achieve a net-zero carbon emissions electricity system without threatening affordability or reliability of supply.

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.