16 June 2013
The global gas revolution is poised to create a huge Australian export industry but also significantly raise our domestic gas bills. Calls for protection against high gas prices are getting louder. Government should ignore them, but help the market adapt to a new world.
5 May 2013
The rise of the knowledge-intensive economy is reshaping our cities and leaving too many residents living too far from jobs. Increasing housing in existing urban areas and improving transport systems will increase opportunity and national prosperity.
21 April 2013
Australian government budgets are under pressure, and may post an annual deficit of around 4 per cent of GDP by 2023. To ensure future prosperity, leaders need to make tougher choices.
8 April 2013
Online higher education is set to drive huge changes to traditional teaching and learning. The university and classroom are far from dead, but they will be very different.
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.