The McKell Institute


The McKell Institute is a progressive research institute dedicated to providing practical and innovative solutions to contemporary policy challenges. We produce regular policy reports and host events with thought leaders from business, government and civil society.

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20 Oct 2016

The Building and Construction Industry Code 2014 (the 2014 Code) will come into effect with the passing of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2014, which was first proposed under the Abbott Coalition Government and subsequently prosecuted by the Turnbull Coalition Government....


1 Feb 2016

More investment in infrastructure is required to ensure the needs of a growing Australian population are met. While some commentators lament the ‘lost decade’ of infrastructure development in Australia, there remain significant opportunities to invest and expand our infrastructure networks across the country. With the...

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12 Nov 2018

This report aims to quantify the likely impact of wage theft on Queensland workers and the Queensland economy, in both the form of regular-wage theft and the non-payment of superannuation guarantee contributions.


19 Oct 2018

Household energy prices across electorates in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania will continue to rise until the end of 2020, under current forecast price and consumption trends, without a signification reduction in the wholesale gas price.


17 Sep 2018

Some Australian workers are forced into early retirement as a result of unforeseen illnesses. For these Australians, early retirement decreases their superannuation balances, their long-term wealth and the quality of their retirement over the long-term.


Creating new markets to benefit members and fund necessary investments
26 Jun 2018

This report addresses the question of how superannuation trustees can ensure that they are investing their assets for the public good — in particular how to fund public infrastructure.


29 May 2018

Access to fair wages has been facing a relative decline in the past few years, challenging social mobility and the egalitarian society that Australia has prided itself on being.

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