Latest Reports

26 March 2012

Social cities

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.

17 February 2012

Catching up: learning from the best school systems in East Asia

Four of the world’s five top-performing school systems are now in East Asia. Learning from their strengths in classroom teaching can improve our children’s lives.

6 February 2012

No easy choices: which way to Australia’s energy future?

The carbon pricing scheme alone is not enough to effect the change Australia needs. The report assesses the main low-emissions electricity options, and suggests ways to address an acute intellectual and policy challenge.

29 January 2012

Mapping Australian higher education 2012

Higher education is entering one of its most significant periods in recent history. Mapping Australian higher education puts in one place facts, figures and analysis for understanding institutions, students, and outcomes.

5 December 2011

2011 Summer reading list for the Prime Minister

Grattan’s annual Prime Minister’s Reading List contains books and articles that we believe the Prime Minister – or indeed any Australian – will find stimulating over the summer break. They’re all good reads that we think say something interesting about Australia and its future.

14 November 2011

Getting the housing we want

Getting the housing we want proposes a new approach to city planning that allows our cities to grow while giving residents a real say in the future of their neighbourhoods.

19 September 2011

What Matters Most? – A Grattan Working Paper

What Matters Most? reveals significant differences in housing priorities across the population. Over time they could lead to large shifts in the housing mix of our cities.

30 August 2011

New protectionism under carbon pricing

The Government’s unduly generous assistance to industry under its carbon emissions package may create a new protectionism. The whole community will pay for unjustified subsidies to the LNG and coal industries.

20 June 2011

The housing we’d choose

Original research on the housing preferences of Australians shows that the housing they would choose is a much more varied mix than either Sydney or Melbourne currently provides.

The report also examines recent construction trends and uncovers barriers to delivering more of the housing people say they want.

24 May 2011

Investing in regions: making a difference

A new Grattan report, Investing in regions: Making a difference, shows that unless governments recognize the fast-changing reality of regional Australia, they will continue to both waste money and deprive many citizens of much-needed services.