Stephen J. Duckett
How do the major parties rate on Medicare? We asked 5 experts
Medicare has been mentioned a lot this election campaign. But what have the major parties actually promised? Five experts grade their policies.
Not so universal: how to reduce out-of-pocket healthcare payments
Hundreds of thousands of the sickest and poorest Australians are missing out on healthcare because of gaps in Medicare coverage and high fees charged by medical specialists. This report proposes some reforms that could save Australians about $1 billion in out-of-pocket payments each year.
Orange Book 2022: policy priorities for the federal government
Building on research and analysis published by Grattan Institute since it was founded 13 years ago, this report identifies reforms to boost incomes, improve health and education, create better transport links, make housing more affordable, generate meaningful progress on climate change, and strengthen Australia’s political...
Unfinished business: practical policies for better care at home
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety heard distressing stories about the problems with aged care, and made sweeping reform recommendations. This report shows how that money would improve the lives of older people who need support at home.
Race to 80: our best shot at living with COVID
This report argues that once 80 per cent of the Australian population is vaccinated – and 95 per cent of the most vulnerable, including the over-70s – the nation can begin to ‘live with' COVID-19.