Latest Submissions

29 April 2020

Preparing for a hotter Australia

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

Tackling homelessness in Victoria

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

Balancing Act: managing the trade-offs in retirement incomes policy

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

Enhancing the role of the Parliamentary Budget Office

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

Redesigning mental health care

Mental health services in Australia are poorly targeted and need to be redesigned. Here’s how.

6 December 2019

NSW should swap stamp duties for a broad-based property tax

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

The cost risks of Inland Rail

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

How to make Australian politics cleaner and fairer

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 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme could make housing less affordable

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.

3 September 2019

Australia’s energy transition: a blueprint for success

Australia’s commitment to the Paris Agreement means cutting carbon emissions to near zero over the next 30 years. Australia needs new foundations to underpin an historic energy policy reform agenda.