Michelle with Chalmers, Taylor and Wood.
In this podcast, we talk to Chalmers, shadow treasurer Angus Taylor, and the head of the Grattan Institute Danielle Wood about power prices, tax pressures and spending reforms
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Grattan Institute’s Danielle Wood on election’s thin policy debate
Michelle Grattan speaks with Danielle Wood, the CEO of the Grattan Institute, an independent think tank, where policy experts research and advocate for policies to improve Australians' lives.
There’s more spending on small local projects, so does it follow that it’s ‘pork-barrelling’? A new report shows what really matters is if the money is allocated under objective, transparent criteria.
When a homeowning couple splits, it is the woman who is most likely to be forced to rent. Our proposal would help change that.
The demands of the job mean teachers don’t have enough time to ensure they do the best-quality teaching they can. But our new report has a plan for governments.
The $10 billion fund will provide only $450 million for social housing per year, and less when markets turn down, but such funds can make financial sense.
Grattan Institute analysis shows it’s possible to achieve a vastly lower-emissions electricity system in less than two decades – if governments can muster the courage.
Governments cannot keep making unrealistic promises about easing restrictions at 70% and 80% adult vaccination, a plan that relied on optimistic scenarios in the first place.
A new report says sometimes the best decision to reduce emissions is to invest in new technology before it’s fully proven. Government will have to share the risks.
To get to stage C of the plan out of COVID, 80% of adults over 16 need to be vaccinated. But that equates to just under 65% of all Australians – too low to safely open international borders.
Opera Australia’s production, Aida, at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
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Two reports — from think tank A New Approach and ex-Grattan Institute director John Daley — say Australian art and culture hasn’t advocated for itself effectively. But we need to try something new.
With more than 850 changes to Medicare on the cards, the system needs time to adjust. Hasty implementation may mean patients face higher gap fees.
In a new report, we outline four important steps the government must take to achieve real change in Australia’s aged-care system.
From heatwaves to droughts to storms, climate change poses one of the biggest health threats to Australians. Yet the federal government makes no mention of it in its strategic health planning.
The royal commission into aged care has opened a priceless window for reform. A Grattan Institute report says this requires more funding, local accountability, and a louder voice for older Australians.
two views on increasing the super contribution.
Michelle Grattan talks with Brendan Coates and Greg Combet about the plans to increase the compulsory superannuation contribution.
economist Danielle Wood on Australia’s ‘blokey’ budget.
This week Michelle Grattan talks to Grattan Institute CEO Danielle Wood about the 'blokey' budget
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Governments of the past 20 years really are less prepared to take difficult decisions than the governments before them.
A high-speed rail network in Australia would create many benefits by reshaping cities and regional communities along its route.
Without spending the money Australia will have a much higher rate of unemployment than it needs for a very long time, new Grattan Institute calculations find.