Big money was spent on the 2022 election – but the party with the deepest pockets didn’t win
Nine months after the 2022 federal election, Australian voters finally get a look at how much the major parties spent and who funded their campaigns.
New politics: depoliticising taxpayer-funded advertising
This report finds that abuse of taxpayer-funded advertising is rife in Australia, with governments routinely spending public money to spruik their own achievements, especially in the lead up to elections.
New politics: preventing pork-barrelling
Pork-barrelling – misusing public money for political gain – is common in Australia. This report argues that while pork-barrelling may be legally grey, it is not good government. It wastes taxpayers’ money, undermines public trust in Australia's political leaders and institutions, and promotes a corrupt...
New politics: a better process for public appointments
Many federal and state government boards, tribunals and agencies are stacked with people who have worked in politics – almost always for the party that was in government when they got the job. This report argues that Australian politics has a growing ‘jobs for mates’...
Dad days: how more gender-equal parental leave would improve the lives of Australian families
Paid parental leave should be substantially boosted for fathers and partners, to support men to be more engaged in the early years of their children’s lives, according to this Grattan Institute report.