Annually, AEMO prepares a summer readiness plan, collaborating with generation and transmission network providers, federal and state governments, and key agencies to actively manage heightened risks to power system operations.
The burden of air pollution rests disproportionately on the shoulders of poorer Australians. This report shows 90% of polluting facilities reported in the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) are in postcodes with low-middle weekly household incomes.
Living without a basic toilet threatens the health, safety and education of millions of children and young people.
Governments aren’t doing the research needed to underpin rigorous policy development, worries Grattan Institute CEO, John Daley.
This report summarises the outcomes of submissions, consultations and interviews regarding the proposals canvassed in the initial consultation paper, and proposes a number of recommendations and reforms to ensure that consumers have access to an effective and efficient complaints handling procedures, as well as appropriate...
A tenfold increase in building is needed to overcome the current social housing shortfall and cover projected growth in need. It can be done, and direct public investment is the cheapest way.
This research modelled five alternative pathways to funding social housing and found the ‘capital grant’ model, supplemented by efficient financing, provides the most cost effective model for Australia. The research also established the current and future unmet need for social housing in different parts of...
This consultation paper is seeking your views on proposals to support reliability of services (Part B). The paper is focused on proposals for reliable telecommunications services, including reasonable timeframes for connections, fault repairs and appointments.
This project sought to understand the impact of this Child-At-Risk (CAR) electronic Medical Record (eMR) alert information sharing system on outcomes for women and children. This included understanding how staff responded to seeing Child-At-Risk alerts on a client’s eMR, the practices that were carried out...
This report focuses on a number of key issues in the current consumer protection system. The list of key issues is not intended to be comprehensive; rather, the report provides a 'snapshot' of concerns raised in evidence about consumer protections, or the lack thereof, in...
The Trudeau Government’s policy activism on issues central to cities’ well-being reminds us that Canada has always been something of a conundrum for urban analysts.
This technical paper, requested by the Royal Commission, examines aspects of the regulation of financial product and service providers in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United States.
On the 28th October 2018, the crossbench announced their intention to pursue the establishment of a National Integrity Commission, a federal anti-corruption watchdog. This briefing note summarises the case for a National Integrity Commission and makes recommendations for its design based on lessons learned from...
This report provides fresh insights for those developing content moderation policy and regulation by illustrating how leading companies’ missions, business models, and team sizes influence their approaches. Along the way, the report teases out the emergent challenges and tensions these actors face in balancing context...
This report puts the openness and international connectedness of the Australian economy into historical and comparative perspective. Understanding these trends is important for public perceptions of globalisation and how these perceptions inform public policy.
Lowy Institute Executive Director, Dr Michael Fullilove, reflects on the Trump Administration, the effect of the midterms on US foreign policy and what this means for Australia and the world order.