Trent Wiltshire


Money in retirement: more than enough

Grattan Institute modelling shows that, even after allowing for inflation, most workers today can expect a retirement income of at least 91% of their pre-retirement income – well above the 70% benchmark endorsed by the OECD, and more than enough to maintain pre-retirement living standards.

Not so super

Increasing the Superannuation Guarantee will help the rich, at the expense of the poor.
Policy report

Housing affordability: re-imagining the Australian dream

Building an extra 50,000 homes a year for a decade could leave Australian house prices 5 to 20 per cent lower than they would be otherwise, and stem rising public anxiety about housing affordability, according to this Grattan Institute report.

The conventional wisdom is wrong: building more housing does help low-income earners

Flawed research has fuelled a mistaken view of the best way to assist less well-off households, write Brendan Coates and Trent Wiltshire.
Audio podcast

Will the NSW Premier's new housing plan make a difference?

NSW is the latest government to released a plan to tackle growing public anxiety over housing affordability. But will the plan make a difference?