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Grattan Institute is dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future. Our podcasts cover a range of public policy topics focusing on the main issues facing Australia. We aim to further the debate, sometimes by presenting controversial viewpoints. Our podcasts concentrate on the current Grattan Programs, Australian perspectives, budget policy, economic growth, energy, health, institutional reform, school education, transport and cities.

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Grattan Institute is dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future. Our podcasts cover a range of public policy topics focusing on the main issues facing Australia. We aim to further the debate, sometimes by presenting controversial viewpoints. Our podcasts concentrate on the current Grattan Programs, Australian perspectives, budget policy, economic growth, energy, health, institutional reform, school education, transport and cities.

    Fast train fever: Why renovated rail might work but bullet trains won’t

    Fast train fever: Why renovated rail might work but bullet trains won’t

    Australia should dump the decades-old dream of building a bullet train from Brisbane to Melbourne via Sydney and Canberra, and we should be wary of expensive promises to upgrade regional rail to ease population pressures on our major capitals and boost struggling regional cities and towns.

    Listen to Greg Moran, Senior Associate, and Tom Crowley, Associate, discuss the latest Grattan Report, Fast train fever: Why renovated rail might work but bullet trains won’t. Hosted by Kat Clay, Head of Digital Communications.

    You can read the report in discussion here: https://grattan.edu.au/report/fast-train-fever/

    • 30 min
    COVID-19: What does the new normal look like?

    COVID-19: What does the new normal look like?

    There's no doubt that COVID-19 has changed our lives forever. After two months of hibernation in Australia, states are slowly beginning to loosen restrictions. We've heard the term the 'new normal' over and over again. But what does the new normal look like?

    In this Grattan Institute podcast, Dr Hal Swerissen, Visiting Fellow, discusses what life looks like after lockdown with Kat Clay, Head of Digital Communications.

    You can read the articles mentioned in the podcast here:
    The New Normal: How we'll live with COVID-19: https://grattan.edu.au/news/the-new-normal-how-well-live-with-covid-19/

    New data shows Australians embrace physical distancing: https://grattan.edu.au/news/new-data-shows-australians-embrace-physical-distancing/

    • 27 min
    Start with steel: A practical plan to support carbon workers and cut emissions

    Start with steel: A practical plan to support carbon workers and cut emissions

    Investing in ‘green’ steel could create 25,000 local manufacturing jobs, a multi-billion-dollar industry and cut emissions in Australia. It’s a win-win-win.

    Listen to Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, Guy Dundas, Fellow, and Paul Austin, Editor, discuss Grattan Institute’s latest report, Start with steel: A practical plan to support carbon workers and cut emissions.

    To read the report in discussion on the podcast, visit: https://grattan.edu.au/report/start-with-steel/

    • 28 min
    Planning for recovery: Australia after the pandemic - Webinar recording

    Planning for recovery: Australia after the pandemic - Webinar recording

    Australia has done better than most countries in limiting the spread of COVID-19. The health crisis is not over, but attention is now turning to the ‘road out’ of the economic shutdown.

    There are lots of uncertainties. What are the costs of relaxing too late – or too early? Should schools be reopened, and under what conditions? What parts of the economy should be taken out of lockdown, in what order, and with what changes? How much should we prioritise restoring social activities?

    Well before governments imposed restrictions, many people started spatial distancing. Irrespective of what governments permit, recovery depends on whether individuals choose to go back to work and to resume social activities. As with the COVIDsafe app, much depends on whether governments can win back public trust.

    In this Grattan Webinar recording, a panel of policy experts provided perspective on these questions, and nominate Australia’s best strategy from here. Featuring John Daley, Marion Terrill, Stephen Duckett, Brendan Coates and Paul Austin.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Shutdown: estimating the COVID-19 employment shock

    Shutdown: estimating the COVID-19 employment shock

    Between 14 and 26 per cent of Australian workers could be out of work as a direct result of the coronavirus shutdown, and the crisis will have an enduring impact on jobs and the economy for years to come.

    Listen to Brendan Coates, Grattan's Household Finances Program Director, in discussion with Matt Cowgill, Senior Associate, and Paul Austin, Editor, about the impact of the COVID-19 shutdown and what policies could help support Australians through the crisis.

    You can read the working paper in discussion on our website: https://grattan.edu.au/report/shutdown-estimating-the-covid-19-employment-shock/

    • 30 min
    COVID-19: Your Questions Answered - Webinar recording

    COVID-19: Your Questions Answered - Webinar recording

    The COVID-19 crisis is having an impact on every aspect of our lives: our health and wellbeing, our jobs and recreations, our personal finances and relationships, our children’s education and prospects.

    Governments have rarely been under such stress as they seek to balance protecting public health with ensuring economic survival. How can we recover from the loss of lives, livelihoods, and our very way of life? What sort of society will we be left with when the crisis is over?

    In this Grattan Webinar, a panel of policy experts provided their perspectives on the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19.

    Speakers:
    John Daley
    Danielle Wood
    Brendan Coates
    Stephen Duckett

    Moderator
    Paul Austin

    • 1 hr

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