3 April 2016
A decade of unprecedented spending on transport infrastructure has put politics ahead of the public interest. Too much money is being wasted on the wrong projects built in the wrong places.
28 March 2016
Reducing the thresholds at which former students repay HELP debt would increase repayments by $500 million a year. Without change, HELP costs will soar, putting other education programs in jeopardy.
21 March 2016
Learning gaps between Australian students of different backgrounds are too wide, and grow wider as students move through school.
6 March 2016
The Government spends more than $1 billion every year to encourage better prevention and management of chronic disease, but our health system is still failing patients. The way we fund and organise primary care needs to change.
22 February 2016
Taxpayers spend more than $2.5 billion a year on pathology services, but they’re not getting a good deal. Changing the way government pays for testing would save money without cutting services to the sick.
15 December 2015
An economy-wide, market-based scheme is the best way to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions – it’s also politically difficult. Six criteria should guide the design of an alternative policy framework.
6 December 2015
Australian governments need to raise more revenue. Collecting more through the GST is one of the better ways to do it. A well designed reform package could support economic growth, retain work incentives and protect the most vulnerable.
30 November 2015
Every 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 both stimulating and cracking good reads.
24 November 2015
Australia’s superannuation system is expensive and unfair. Superannuation tax breaks should be more tightly targeted at their policy purpose, and at those who need them most.
23 November 2015
Moving to a demand tariff will make electricity prices in Western Australia fairer immediately, and cheaper in the long run. But government must be brave and explain the benefits.