Malcolm Turnbull outlines his vision of ‘City Deals’ that enable ‘smart cities’ to drive growth in the new economy.
The Turnbull government sees the 'City Deal' as a way for 'smart cities' to drive innovation and growth. But what is the value proposition behind this UK concept and how might it work in Australia?
Many grandparents compromise their own working lives to enable their daughters and daughters-in-law to go to work.
The role of grandparents as the biggest providers of childcare is a huge blind spot in policy-making for workforce participation, childcare, early childhood education and retirement.
Despite the Intergenerational Report’s assertion about ageing’s negative impact on labour force participation, the effect turns out to be minimal.
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The 2015 Intergenerational Report is being used as a basis for important decisions about future policies. But it makes some misleading claims.
Dr Karl shouldn’t be afraid of getting political - as long as he’s doing it for science, not politicians.
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Dr Karl has been criticised for fronting adverts for a government report he turned out not to agree with. But despite his lapse in judgement, he hasn't seriously breached his journalistic ethics.
Housing security matters for older Australians like the residents of Millers Point, Sydney, who fear having to make way for development.
Without affordable and secure housing that meets the needs of older Australians, the nation cannot hope to sustain the productivity that is needed to secure future prosperity.
China has been the manufacturer to the world on the back of low wages. But authorities are now targeting innovation.
Once the world's factory, China is shooting up the innovation rankings. There are important lessons there for Australia.
Culture hardly rates a mention in the current Intergenerational Report, or those that preceded it.
Culture is barely mentioned in the latest Intergenerational Report – as was the case with the three preceding it. But we need strong policies to support cultural heritage, and we need them urgently.
One in ten pensioners will live for 10 years or more beyond the average person.
The policy solution to the ageing population laid out in the Intergenerational Report benefits the better-off in the future over the less well-off today.
Traffic congestion in the major cities is expected to cost Australians A$20.4 billion a year by 2020.
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Linking population growth with productivity and labour participation is problematic, just one of many questionable assumptions made in the Intergenerational Report.
Australia’s waterside cities and towns are under threat from rising sea levels unless more is done to stop CO2 emissions.
The 2015 Intergenerational Report underestimated the threat of climate change. An open letter from environmental and climate scientists.
Generation Y should be able to afford a more expensive lifestyle than their baby boomer parents.
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If we accept that the rich should subsidise the poor, then Gen Y should be subsidising the baby boomers.
The 2015 Intergenerational Report gives only half the picture of health care spending.
The Commonwealth appears to have its health outlays more or less under control. The problem for the states, however, is dire.
Australia’s projected population for 2050 in the fourth Intergenerational Report is 1.9 million larger than the 35.9 million projected by the third report.
How appropriate were the fourth Intergenerational Report's demographic assumptions? Should greater attention be paid to the potential consequences of population growth?
What is so wrong about aiming for self-sufficiency as you age?
We have now had four IGRs and they’ve all said pretty much the same thing. Time to tackle the age-old problem.
The Pre-election Fiscal and Economic Outlook is prepared by the Treasurer’s advisers, but the Intergenerational Report is the Treasurer’s document.
Forecasts released under the Charter of Budget Honesty are on the wrong time horizon and need greater transparency.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Australia is experiencing a baby ‘boom’, with 13% more babies born between 2003 and 2012 than in the previous decade.
Releasing Australia’s fourth Intergenerational Report, Joe Hockey described it as the “social compact between generations”, which would help “identify where the future opportunities will be” and “unlock…
The three scenarios in Joe Hockey’s Intergenerational Report present very different pictures of the future budget situation.
The Intergenerational Report may actually be underestimating the scale of the budgetary challenges ahead.
Puzzling omission: the Intergenerational Report is light on detail about the future of superannuation.
A discussion about what superannuation will look like in the future is essentially from the Intergenerational Report.
Treasurer Joe Hockey didn’t mention climate change in his speech on Australia’s prospects for 2055.
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Climate change barely rates a mention in the Intergenerational Report, despite the huge potential costs. Peter Christoff says the only way to overcome this short-sightedness is to end the politics and make the review independent.