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Grattan Institute

Research report

7 Aug 2016

Overview

Many recent science and information technology graduates are failing to find full-time work at a time when science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is a priority for government and industry.

Mapping Australian higher education 2016 shows that in 2015,...

Research report

24 Jul 2016

Hospitalisation rates for diabetes, tooth decay and other conditions that should be treatable or manageable out of hospital show how Australia’s health system is consistently failing some communities. Places such as Frankston and Broadmeadows in Victoria and Mount Isa and Palm Island in Queensland have...

Research report

14 Jun 2016

Overview

A federal election is an opportunity to take stock of how Australia is doing, where it’s going, and what governments can do about it. This report surveys policy recommendations from seven years of Grattan Institute reports and outlines what the Commonwealth Government...

Research report

25 Apr 2016

Long overdue changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax would save the Commonwealth Government about $5.3 billion a year.

Summary The interaction of a fifty per cent capital gains tax discount with negative gearing distorts investment decisions, makes housing markets more volatile...

Research report

14 Apr 2016

The rise of the sharing economy can save Australians more than $500 million on taxi bills, help them to put underused property and other assets to work, and increase employment and income for people on the fringe of the job market. The prize for getting...

Research report

10 Apr 2016

After a decade of toxic political debates and a policy bonfire, there is an opportunity to forge a stable and compelling policy on climate change that could be supported by both sides of politics.

Abipartisan approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is within reach....

Reports

3 Apr 2016

Governments have spent unprecedented sums on transport infrastructure in the last decade. But mostly, they have not spent it wisely.

Some of the additional spending can be attributed to unusual events such as the mining boom, the Global Financial Crisis and the Queensland floods....

Research report

28 Mar 2016

Overview

Reducing the thresholds at which former students repay their debt to the Higher Education Loan Program would increase repayments by an initial $500 million a year and more over time. Without change, HELP costs will soar, putting teaching and research at risk...

Research report

21 Mar 2016

Learning gaps between Australian students of different backgrounds are alarmingly wide and grow wider as students move through school.

Summary The gap between students whose parents have low education and those with highly educated parents grows from 10 months in Year 3 to...

Research report

6 Mar 2016

Overview

Ineffective management of heart disease, asthma, diabetes and other chronic diseases costs the Australian health system more than $320 million each year in avoidable hospital admissions.

At best, our primary care system provides only half the recommended care for many chronic...

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