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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.

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Everything you need to know about Australian public policy in just 20 minutes.

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.

Our podcasts concentrate on budget policy, economic growth, energy, health, institutional reform, household finances, school education, transport and cities.

    The next steps to improve home care

    The next steps to improve home care

    In May 2021, the Federal Government announced a $18 billion package in response to the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Eighty thousand additional home care packages were announced to help reduce the significant waiting lists. But has this been enough to help provide care to some of our most vulnerable community members?

    Kat Clay, Head of Digital Communications, and Stephen Duckett, Health and Aged Care Program Director, discuss his new report on how to further improve home care.

    • 16 min
    John Button Oration: The Next Generation’s Australia

    John Button Oration: The Next Generation’s Australia

    The John Button Oration provides the opportunity for a prominent Australian to give a talk on policy in honour of the legacy of John Button. This year the oration was given by Grattan CEO, Danielle Wood, on the topic of The Next Generation’s Australia. We are grateful to the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne School of Government for hosting this event, and Professor John Howe for his introduction.

    To read the full text of Danielle's speech, visit: https://grattan.edu.au/news/john-button-oration-the-next-generations-australia/

    • 48 min
    Should we be worried about inflation?

    Should we be worried about inflation?

    After years where inflation has been low and stable, suddenly there’s lots of talk about inflation. But how worried should we be? And what does it mean for the Australian economy, for interest rates and for Australian workers’ wages?

    Join Brendan Coates, Economic Policy Program Director, Alex Ballantyne, Senior Associate, and Kat Clay, Head of Digital Communications, as they tackle whether or not we should be worried about inflation.

    • 26 min
    COP26: what went down, and what it means for Australia

    COP26: what went down, and what it means for Australia

    At COP26, 197 countries signed the Glasgow climate pact, which aims to phase down unabated coal power throughout the world. Find out what happened at COP26 and the impact these decisions will have on Australian climate policy, in a conversation with Tony Wood, Energy and Climate Change Program Director, Alison Reeve, Deputy Program Director, and James Ha, Associate.

    Read the Towards Net Zero report series: https://grattan.edu.au/towards-net-zero/

    • 34 min
    Net zero: where to start?

    Net zero: where to start?

    Last week, the Federal Government released their plan to meet Australia’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. It’s a major breakthrough in Australia’s climate war, but is it enough?

    Just in time for the Glasgow climate conference COP26, Grattan’s climate change and energy team have released the last report in their report series, Towards net zero: A practical plan for Australia's governments.

    On this podcast are Alison Reeve, Deputy Program Director, and James Ha, Associate, and Kat Clay, Head of Digital Communications, discussing where Australia’s governments should start in the quest for net zero.

    To read the report series visit: https://grattan.edu.au/towards-net-zero/

    • 33 min
    Why the Federal Government needs to introduce an emissions ceiling on new cars

    Why the Federal Government needs to introduce an emissions ceiling on new cars

    Australians have a passionate love affair with cars. We use them to travel this vast and wide country, to visit friends and family, and carry our tools. Not to mention, do burnouts.

    But cars and their by-products also have a detrimental effect on our environment, health and wellbeing. And reducing our emissions from cars is just one of the puzzle pieces in reaching net zero by 2050.

    So, what policies can government put in place to make sure Australians can continue to enjoy cars, while reducing the negative social and environmental effects?

    To hear about their new report, The Grattan car plan: practical policies for cleaner transport and better cities, join Ingrid Burfurd, Senior Associate, and Lachlan Fox, Graduate Associate, with Kat Clay, Head of Digital Communications, on the Grattan podcast.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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124 Ratings

124 Ratings

colsy wolsy ,

Gridlock

A very good discussion about what needs to be done to improve governance. So interesting, the comparison between 1980/90’s policy reform and last decade and what can be done to improve it. To start with a Federal icac with “teeth” may be too much of a stretch with the present major parties. Yes I think the key maybe more competent Independents!!

@agroasx ,

Brilliant

Very informative, interesting and relevant to today’s society. One of the best podcasts worth listening to. Keep up the great work!

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Subject matter experts telling it as it is

A fantastic broadcast of subject matter expert opinions on policy areas affecting you, your local environment, the nation and the world.

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