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Nick Dyrenfurth

Policy report

Private gain, public pain

Through a broad overview of what works and what doesn’t and three detailed case studies dealing with aged care, COVID responses and the Victorian roads maintenance sector, this report shows that the Australian experience of privatisation, outsourcing and contracting of essential government services and Public...
Policy report

Power state: building the Victoria hydrogen industry

Hydrogen could be a new player in Australia’s clean energy transition. This report outlines some practical steps to fostering a large-scale hydrogen industry in Victoria.
Policy report

Rental nation: a plan for secure housing in Australia

Australians are renting for longer, and often permanently, as home ownership grows out of reach for generations of working and middle-class Australians. Drawing upon local and international housing trends and regulatory frameworks, this report outlines six practical policy recommendations to ensure Australia remains a country...
Policy report

Artificial intelligence and the future of work

Governments have a vital role to play to ensure the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are shared broadly across all sectors of our society. This report outlines a number of recommendations to ensure Australia rightly takes advantage of the opportunities in front of us.
Discussion paper

#changethestats: a new way of talking about unemployment

Nick Dyrenfurth argues that for too long statistics have been hiding the real economic story. Consider the latest unemployment data - ostensibly good news. But ask anyone who is working or looking for work and you’ll hear a different story.