John Daley

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4 Jan 2017

While economic growth has been concentrated in cities for some time, the trend has really accelerated in the past decade. Half of all jobs growth is now within a 2km radius of the city centres in both Melbourne and Sydney, reflecting the increasing share of...

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20 Nov 2016

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

Seniors pay less tax and get a higher rebate on private health insurance than do...


27 Oct 2016

People are spending more on services rather than goods, and so more people are working in services, generating high-value jobs in the centres of our big cities.

Policy, especially in housing, is struggling to keep up, as Grattan CEO, John Daley, shows in this...



24 Oct 2016

Treasurer Scott Morrison has outlined his vision for increasing home ownership at a speech to the Urban Development Institute of Australia. The Treasurer acknowledged it’s hard for first home buyers to get into the Australian housing market and suggested a number of barriers to increasing...


2 Oct 2016

So much of the national conversation about superannuation simply assumes that 'savings for retirement' is synonymous with 'superannuation savings.' This is a big mistake.

The reality is that superannuation savings account for only a small portion - about 15% - of the wealth of...

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