1 December 2013
Prescription drug prices are falling, but not far or fast enough. It is time the Government got smart, looked at prices overseas, and saved Australians more than $1 billion a year.
24 November 2013
Governments face deficits of up to $60 billion a year by 2023 unless they take brave decisions to balance budgets. Here is a way to do it.
14 November 2013
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.
20 October 2013
Government tax and welfare policies are worsening the divide between those who own homes and those who do not. Housing policy is overdue for a major renovation to create more productive cities and a fairer Australia.
29 September 2013
More than a million Australians in rural and remote areas lack access to basic medical care. The solution is relatively simple and cheap, if policymakers adopt new responses to an old problem.
6 August 2013
The Government should reconsider any plan to end its university open access policy. For a small saving, the change would reduce the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, hurt university innovation and shrink the supply of graduates into areas of shortage.
28 July 2013
The economic benefits of Australia’s 10-year mining boom far outweigh the costs, but the Federal Government has not saved enough of the boom’s proceeds to safeguard future Australian budgets.
21 July 2013
Australian universities undervalue teaching. As the number of students expands toward 40 per cent of young people, it’s time to give university teaching the priority it deserves.
10 July 2013
Australia has led the world in giving schools more autonomy and trying to increase school competition. But these policies are not the best way to lift student performance.
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.