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.
March 5, 2018 29
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
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.
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.
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.
December 9, 2015 2
GST is not the lowest-hanging fruit when it comes to tax reform, writes economist John Quiggin.
June 11, 2015 2
Crikey readers discuss housing and other matters of the day.
June 1, 2015 7
The Grattan researchers forgot quite a few things about Queensland, writes economist and University of Queensland academic John Quiggin
October 23, 2014 4
The revolving door between politics and journalism ... conservative and liberal names ... the wrong Freya Newman .,.
October 22, 2014
Memories of Gough Whitlam ... staffers have to stand at the back ... it's the other Imbruglia sister ...
November 25, 2013 27
Big-ticket fiscal reforms that have limited economic impacts are few and far between, a new Grattan Institute report shows. And the ones that exist aren't politically palatable.
July 31, 2013 8
The evidence that we wasted the mining boom is actually unclear: we just don't notice how we used the vast flow of revenue. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane examine the claims.
July 29, 2013 2
The mining boom wasn't too bad for the economy, a new report finds -- but the interpretation depends on your ideology. Crikey's Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.
June 17, 2013 6
Australia has many decades of gas. But, if this is true, how can we be looking at big gas price increases and possibly supply shortfalls within a few years? A new Grattan Institute report by Tony Wood delves into the big issues.
April 23, 2013 20
Health spending and health employment are surging in Australia. But it's not inevitable, as the experience of other countries shows. And it's not necessarily being driven by the ageing population.
April 22, 2013 4
Australia's in no danger of entering "a European-style debt quagmire", despite the hysteria from surplus fetishists and the conservative commentariat.
January 22, 2013 7
A study has found health and education graduates are most likely to get a good job -- while arts and science grads are lagging behind. Andrew Norton authored the report on university-related debt for the Grattan Institute.
June 8, 2012 24
The latest paper from the Grattan Institute has some remarkably pragmatic advice and a few surprising things to say about the priorities for economic reform.
February 6, 2012 6
A new report from the Grattan Institute has underlined the failure of current policies to push Australia down the path of a clean energy future Giles Parkinson, editor of RenewEconomy, reports.
September 7, 2011 41
For journalists willing to do some work, it's easy to check whether the link being made between IR deregulation and labour productivity stands up.