Hal Swerissen

Policy report

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.

The next steps for aged care: forging a clear path after the Royal Commission

This report navigates through the differing views of the Commissioners to show how Australia can achieve a rights-based system that provides adequate care and support for all who need it.

Reforming aged care: a practical plan for a rights-based system

This report identifies three key changes needed to create a rights-based aged care system that would ensure older Australians can get the support they need to stay active, independent, and engaged in the community for as long as possible.

Rethinking aged care: emphasising the rights of older Australians

Australia’s aged care system is failing older Australians and their families and needs to be overhauled. The care and support of older Australians must trump the profits of private providers. This report sets the overarching framework for reform.

Coming out of COVID-19 lockdown: the next steps for Australian health care

Australia has not yet won the battle against COVID-19, and coming out of lockdown risks a second wave of infections. Grattan Institute modelling shows that reopening shops, schools and workplaces heightens the risk of new infections, especially if people think the threat is over and...