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14 Jun 2016


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....


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....

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