17 March 2013
Australia is paying more than $1.3 billion a year too much for prescription drugs. It is time to get tough with drug companies and take the politics out of price-setting.
20 January 2013
Grattan Institute’s annual assessment of the state of Australian higher education shows that both numbers of domestic students and costs are rising sharply, following the abolition of most enrolment controls in 2012. The system is mostly in good health, and graduates continue to earn well.
2 December 2012
Electricity prices are too high because the regulation of distribution networks is broken. Fixing it could bring savings of about $100 a year for every household. This report explains why and how it should be done.
30 November 2012
Each year Grattan Institute releases a summer reading list for the Prime Minister. It recommends books and articles that the Prime Minister, or any Australian interested in public debate, will find stimulating over the break.
10 September 2012
Our city fringes are growing at rapid rate. But if these new neighbourhoods do not keep up with the shifting profile and changing needs of their residents over time, they will become less desirable places to live and won’t undergo the renewal that is essential to a successful city. However, we can do things now to ensure that our new suburbs are flexible enough to thrive for decades to come.
5 August 2012
Higher education tuition subsidies are generally too high. They benefit students who already gain a great advantage from higher education. It is time to find a funding model that makes better use of public funds.
15 July 2012
The carbon price is a vital step in creating a low-emissions future for Australia, but it needs further support. Grattan’s report proposes an innovative and practical solution to an extremely difficult problem.
5 July 2012
These materials, which support the Game-Changers: Economic reform priorities for Australia report, identify 25 potential major economic reforms in terms of their size, the strength of the supporting evidence, and what we don’t know.
15 June 2012
If Australian governments want to lift economic growth they must reform the tax mix, and increase the workforce participation rates of women and older people. These reforms could contribute $70 billion to the economy.
26 March 2012
Humans are social animals: relationships are critical to our wellbeing. This report looks at ways to make cities better places to live by increasing our opportunities to connect with other people.