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Grattan Institute

Research report

27 Nov 2016

Overview

A new deal among governments and school systems can end Australia’s toxic school funding debate and transform teaching and learning in schools, without costing the Commonwealth more money.

Historically low inflation rates create an unprecedented opportunity to reduce excessive school indexation...

Research report

22 Nov 2016

Australia should introduce a tax on sugary drinks to recoup some of the costs of obesity to the community.

The best option is an excise tax of 40 cents per 100 grams of sugar, on all non-alcoholic, water-based drinks that contain added sugar....

Research report

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...

Slides

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...

Slides

25 Oct 2016

Dr Peter Goss considers school age population growth and its impact on schools planning.

Commentary

Article

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...

Research report

23 Oct 2016

Over the past fifteen years, Australian governments have spent $28 billion more on transport infrastructure than they told taxpayers they would. The cost overruns amounted to nearly a quarter of total project budgets. Western Australia’s Forrest Highway between Perth and Bunbury cost nearly five times,...

Article

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...

Research report

25 Sep 2016

Overview

On the night of 7 July, the wind was hardly blowing in South Australia and the sun had gone down. Two coal plants had closed earlier that year, and an electricity connection that provides power from Victoria was effectively closed for upgrades....

Research report

4 Sep 2016

Overview

Winding back superannuation tax breaks will be an acid test of our political system. Not because our major political parties are at loggerheads, but because they largely agree on both ends and means. If we cannot get reform in this situation, then...

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