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The Grattan truck plan: practical policies for cleaner freight

The authors of this report argue that old trucks should be banned from Sydney and Melbourne, as part of a comprehensive plan to reduce Australians’ exposure to deadly air pollution, and that government should rescind pointless regulations which limit the range of less-polluting trucks available...
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Roundabouts, overpasses, and carparks: hauling the federal government back to its proper role in transport projects

Politicians are not supposed to spend public money to promote their private interest, including their private political advantage. This paper argues that avoiding such conflicts of interest would be more straightforward if the federal government stuck to its national role, and did its due diligence...
Policy report

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...
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The Grattan car plan: practical policies for cleaner transport and better cities

According to this report there’s a proven way to reduce carbon emissions and unhealthy pollutants, without dictating to anybody what car they can drive. Australia should adopt an emissions standard, or ceiling, for new light vehicles, applied across the offering of each manufacturer, just like...
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Megabang for megabucks: driving a harder bargain on megaprojects

Taxpayers end up paying too much for major road and rail projects in Australia because governments don’t drive a hard bargain on contracts with the big construction firms. This report argues that federal and state governments should stop worrying about the profitability of the industry...