1 May 2020
Last summer’s bushfire season was not a one-off. Here’s what authorities should do to ensure we are better prepared in future.
29 April 2020
The warming climate means Australia faces an increased risk of natural disasters such as bushfires, heatwaves, droughts, and floods. Health authorities must be prepared, and improve their response systems.
16 March 2020
A growing number of Victorians are homeless. Here’s what the Victorian Government should – and should not – do to best help people most in need.
1 March 2020
The retirement incomes system works well for most, but fails too many poorer Australians, especially low-income women and retirees who rent. Here’s how to make a good system better and fairer.
5 February 2020
The PBO has quickly established itself as an important part of Australia’s policy landscape. But its role and impact can and should be enhanced. Here’s how.
23 January 2020
Mental health services in Australia are poorly targeted and need to be redesigned. Here’s how.
6 December 2019
The NSW Government should abolish stamp duties and replace them with a broad-based property tax. This could leave residents $4-5 billion a year better off, while also helping to improve housing affordability.
18 November 2019
Inland Rail has significant cost risks, and the financial arrangements mean the public may never know whether these risks eventuate. If the project ends up costing more than anticipated, future taxpayers will still be liable.
7 October 2019
Political institutions need to be made more transparent and accountable, to help restore trust in government. As this submission shows, practical, low-cost reforms are available.
25 September 2019
The Morrison Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme has a fatal flaw: like previous Rudd and Howard government schemes, it tries to fix the housing affordability problem by adding to demand for housing.