16 April 2019

Commonwealth Orange Book 2019: Policy priorities for the federal government

The winner of the 2019 federal election should defy the national mood of reform fatigue and stare down vested interests to pursue a targeted agenda to improve the lives of Australians. The Orange Book charts the policy priorities.

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.

5 March 2017

Cutting a better drug deal

Australians pay more than $500 million a year too much for their prescription drugs. Taxpayers and patients would pay less if the Federal Government made simple changes to the way prices are set under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

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.

21 June 2015

Premium policy? Getting better value from the PBS

Poor implementation of a policy to get better value for PBS spending is costing government $320 million a year.

1 December 2013

Poor pricing progress: price disclosure isn’t the answer to high drug prices

Prescription drug prices are falling, but not far or fast enough. It is time the Government got smart, looked at prices overseas, and saved Australians more than $1 billion a year.

17 March 2013

Australia’s bad drug deal

Australia is paying more than $1.3 billion a year too much for prescription drugs. It is time to get tough with drug companies and take the politics out of price-setting.