9 March 2021
The Federal Government should increase the permanent rate of JobSeeker, not by $25 a week as proposed, but by at least $100 a week for singles. Here’s why.
26 October 2020
The eligibility criteria for the Federal Government’s hiring credit scheme are too narrow and preclude important opportunities for accelerating employment growth.
7 July 2020
Housing the growing number of Australians who are homeless poses substantial challenges, but policy can make a big difference if we make the right choices.
16 March 2020
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
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.
6 December 2019
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.
25 September 2019
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.
15 August 2019
Retirement incomes policy needs to balance the trade-off between higher living standards when retired against lower living standards when working. Retirement modelling should reflect the reality of Australians’ spending needs, in retirement and beforehand. Unfortunately, Mercer’s critique of Grattan’s retirement research does neither.
15 July 2019
The Putting Members’ Interests First Bill 2019 should be passed at the earliest opportunity. It will stop millions of Australians paying for inappropriate income protection, life, and total & permanent disability cover that they don’t need.
23 July 2018
In this submission Grattan CEO John Daley and Australian Perspectives Fellow Brendan Coates argue that the Government’s draft Protecting Our Super Bill will substantially reduce the costs of superannuation, resulting in higher superannuation balances at retirement for many Australians. The Bill promises to curb egregious fees charged on inactive accounts and default insurance offered to those that don’t need it. And it may increase competition between superannuation providers a little, lowering superannuation fees.