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Grattan Institute

Research report

4 May 2014

Unprecedented infrastructure spending by states and territories is largely responsible for a $106 billion decline in their finances since 2006, argues this report.

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Australian government budgets are under pressure. Without tough decisions, they risk posting deficits of around 4½ per cent...

Research report

27 Apr 2014

Australians are paying up to three times more than they should for superannuation, argues this report.

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Australians pay far too much for superannuation. They pay about $20 billion in fees and expenses in total. Fund customers pay $1300 on average, every...

Research report

14 Apr 2014

Enabling less highly-trained hospital workers to play a bigger role could improve jobs for doctors and nurses, save public hospitals nearly $430 million a year and fund treatment for more than 85,000 extra people, argues this report.

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Hospitals are under pressure....

Research report

6 Apr 2014

The Commonwealth Government could save more than $800 million a year by 2017, according to this report, if it recovers outstanding student loans from deceased estates and people living overseas.

Overview: Student loans have helped millions of Australians finance their higher education since...

Research report

14 Mar 2014

The report examines the timetables and budgets of six diverse schools across the country to identify ways they can change their practices in order to free up time for teacher development.

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School education in Australia is slipping. We are falling down...

Research report

4 Mar 2014

A better pricing system for public hospital treatment would show where costs are too high, and free up $1 billion for more and better health care, argues this report.

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Public hospital spending is the fastest-growing area of government expenditure, but its...

Research report

21 Feb 2014

By examining two primary and two secondary schools, this report argues that Australia’s most troubled schools can turn around their performance to achieve remarkable results by following five steps.

Overview: Some of Australia’s most troubled schools are turning around their performance to achieve...

Research report

10 Dec 2013

This report argues that Australians are using less power but paying more for it, with potentially highly damaging consequences for the electricity system.

Overview

Electricity use in Australia is falling. From the 1960s to the end of the 20th century, electricity consumption...

Research report

1 Dec 2013

This report argues that Australia has a long way to go before consumers pay fair prices for pharmaceuticals.

Overview

Grattan Institute’s March 2013 report, Australia’s bad drug deal, showed that Australians paid more than $1 billion a year too much for prescription...

Research report

24 Nov 2013

This report argues that a reform package could add about $37 billion a year to Australian government budgets and help to tackle Australia’s growing budget crisis.

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Australian governments must make tough choices to balance their budgets. They face a decade of...

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