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.

23 September 2018

Who’s in the room? Access and influence in Australian politics

Powerful and well-resourced business groups, unions and not-for-profits are influencing policy to serve their interests, sometimes at the expense of the public interest. Stronger checks and balances on lobbying, donations and access would make our politics cleaner and fairer.

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.

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.

13 April 2016

Peer-to-peer pressure: policy for the sharing economy

The rise of the sharing economy is about much more than saving money on taxi bills. It is changing travel, use of property and the job market. Governments should embrace it while reducing any downsides.