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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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.


The challenges of deregulating South Australia's retail trading hours
15 Mar 2018

This report explores the impact that trading hours deregulation may have in South Australia if the Opposition is victorious in the March 2018 state election, and implement their proposals.

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