3 December 2018

Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister 2018

It’s been an extraordinary year in politics – and no doubt many politicians are well and truly ready for a summer holiday. To help our leaders make the most of their time off, Grattan Institute has curated a list of this year’s must-reads.

6 November 2018

Money in retirement: more than enough

The conventional wisdom that Australians don’t save enough for retirement is wrong. The vast majority of retirees today are financially comfortable, and our modelling shows this is likely to be true for most in future. This has big implications for policy.

28 October 2018

State Orange Book 2018: Policy priorities for states and territories

State and territory governments can do more to improve the lives of Australians. In many cases, states are different because their governments adopted better policies. Every state should learn from the others and do better.

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.

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.

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.

20 November 2016

Age of entitlement: age-based tax breaks

The Commonwealth could save about $1 billion a year by winding back tax breaks for older Australians that are unduly generous and have no sensible policy rationale.