Topic archives: Grattan Institute

What’s really driving voter disillusionment

March 14, 2018 20

Disempowerment lies behind the angst that has fueled the rise of minor parties in recent elections. And there is substance to voters' concerns.

How the rich weaponised NIMBYism to wage class war

March 5, 2018 28

A new report illustrates how effectively middle and high-income earners have used the tax system and NIMBYism to drive low-income earners out of housing ownership

Crikey Worm: the rich get richer

January 22, 2018

Good morning, early birds. New data shows that the government's capital gains tax discount is, increasingly, a financial luxury only available to Australia's top earners. Plus, our last local hope for the 2018 Australian Open crashes out of the competition. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Getting a sugar rush from controlling the poor

November 25, 2016 31

For nanny statists, there'll always be another threat to exploit to impose controls on low-income people. The sugar tax is only the latest.

Rundle: curb sugar by regulating the pushers, not whingeing about the nanny state

November 24, 2016 30

Yes, something should be done to prevent Australians consuming so much sugar. But forcing low-income consumers to pay more for it is not the solution.

What the Grattan Institute gets wrong about GST

December 9, 2015 2

GST is not the lowest-hanging fruit when it comes to tax reform, writes economist John Quiggin.

Are McMansions to blame for the property bubble?

June 11, 2015 2

Crikey readers discuss housing and other matters of the day.

What the Grattan Institute gets wrong about solar

What the Grattan Institute gets wrong about solar

June 1, 2015 7

The Grattan researchers forgot quite a few things about Queensland, writes economist and University of Queensland academic John Quiggin

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 23, 2014 4

The revolving door between politics and journalism ... conservative and liberal names ... the wrong Freya Newman .,.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 22, 2014

Memories of Gough Whitlam ... staffers have to stand at the back ... it's the other Imbruglia sister ...