12 March 2018

A crisis of trust: The rise of protest politics in Australia

Protest politics is on the rise in Australia, and the main cause is collapsing trust in politicians and the major parties. If the major parties and politicians want to rebuild trust with voters, they’ll need to change the way they do politics.

4 March 2018

Housing affordability: re-imagining the Australian dream

Low interest rates, policy changes and restrictive planning have doubled house prices in 20 years. It’s time for governments to open the gate to more housing and stem rising public anxiety about housing affordability.

9 February 2018

What’s the best way to close the gender gap in retirement incomes?

Australia’s retirement income system is not working for the poorest Australians, who are disproportionately women. Australia has a persistent gender gap in retirement savings and incomes. This means that women, particularly single women, are at greater risk of poverty, housing stress and homelessness in retirement.

31 January 2018

Regional Patterns Maps

The popular idea that the economic divide between Australia’s cities and regions is getting bigger is a misconception. Beneath the oft-told ‘tale of two Australias’ is a more nuanced story.

4 December 2017

Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister 2017

It’s been a testing year for politics but a wonderful year for books. To help Malcolm Turnbull make the most of the holiday season, we have once again collated a Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister.

3 December 2017

Competition in Australia: Too little of a good thing?

The widely held belief that powerful firms control the Australian economy is a myth. But where a few firms dominate markets, such as in the supermarket and banking sectors, they earn higher profits.

2 August 2017

Regional patterns of Australia’s economy and population

The popular idea that the economic divide between Australia’s cities and regions is getting bigger is a misconception. Beneath the oft-told ‘tale of two Australias’ is a more nuanced story.

26 February 2017

Stagnation nation? Australian investment in a low-growth world

Is Australia at risk of economic stagnation as the mining investment boom fades? While the decline in business investment is no cause for panic, policymakers must do more to ensure we remain a dynamic, growing economy.

30 November 2016

Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister 2016

The 2016 summer reading list for the Prime Minister. Every year Grattan Institute recommends books and articles that the Prime Minister, or any Australian interested in public debate, will find both stimulating and cracking good reads.

14 June 2016

Orange Book 2016: priorities for the next Commonwealth Government

Australia faces many domestic policy challenges as the election looms. Yet a survey of seven years of Grattan Institute reports and policy proposals shows that a government prepared to forcefully articulate the public interest could win public support for a brave and powerful reform agenda.