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.
Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister - Event Recording
Listen to CEO Danielle Wood, in discussion with renowned journalist and broadcaster Geraldine Doogue, as we reveal our top six thought-provoking, diverse, and relevant books and articles from 2020. It’s been an extraordinary year, and these are extraordinary reads – not only for the Prime Minister, but for all Australians interested in public policy.
Featuring an introduction by CEO of State Library Victoria, Kate Torney, and interviews with four of the featured authors, Alex Miller, Clare Wright, Evelyn Araluen, and Marian Wilkinson.
Grattan’s 2020 list is:
The Carbon Club, Marian Wilkinson, Allen & Unwin
Fire Front: First Nations poetry and power today, edited by Alison Whittaker, UQP
Good Economics for Hard Times, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, Public Affairs
How the dark gets in, Clare Wright, Meanjin
Max, Alex Miller, Allen & Unwin
Men at Work: Australia’s Parenthood Trap, Annabel Crabb, Black Inc.
You can read more about our list here: https://grattan.edu.au/news/announcing-grattan-institutes-annual-summer-recommended-reading-list-for-the-prime-minister/
Grattan's 2020 Year in Review with Danielle Wood
2020 was an enormous year for Australia, but it's also been a big year for the Grattan Institute. We've seen bushfires, the coronavirus crisis, and the huge fiscal and societal effects of the pandemic.
In a special podcast, Grattan Institute CEO, Danielle Wood, reflects on the year that was, the enormous impacts that Grattan has had on public policy, and the future of our research for 2021.
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Climate change and health: preparing for the next disaster
Australia is getting hotter, and Australians’ health is being harmed. Our health sector must do more to adapt to the reality of climate change.
This podcast discusses Grattan's last report for the year, Climate change and health: preparing for the next disaster, with Will Mackey, Senior Associate, and Kat Clay, Head of Digital Communications.
Read the report: https://grattan.edu.au/report/climate-change-and-health-preparing-for-the-next-disaster/
Reforming aged care: a practical plan for a rights-based system
In 2020, the out of sight, out of mind attitude to older Australians had deadly consequences. By the end of Australia’s second wave in October 2020, there had been about 2,000 COVID-19 cases and 680 deaths in residential aged care – mostly in Victoria – accounting for about 75 per cent of Australia’s COVID-19 death toll. This rate of deaths in residential care is much higher than many comparable countries.
Back in October of this year, Anika Stobart, Associate, and Kat Clay, Head of Digital Communication, discussed the rights of older Australians on the podcast, and our proposed rights-based framework for reforming the aged care system. This time, they discuss Grattan's newest report: Reforming aged care: a practical plan for a rights-based system.
Why Social Housing Is Good Stimulus
Last week the Victorian Government announced a $5.4 billion dollar Big Housing Build, billed as a ‘landmark investment in social housing.’ The plan will build more than 12, 000 new homes in Victoria, including more than 9300 new social housing properties, and upgrades to existing public housing facilities.
Likewise Western Australia, Tasmania, and NSW have all announced social housing building projects as part of their economic recovery strategies. But why is building social housing both an economic and societal win?
Listen to Brendan Coates, Household Finances Program Director, in conversation with Kat Clay, Head of Digital Communications, on why social housing is good stimulus.
Flame out: the future of natural gas in Australia
Far from fuelling the recovery from the COVID recession, natural gas will inevitably decline as an energy source for industry and homes in Australia.
Listen to Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, and Guy Dundas, Energy Fellow, bust the three biggest myths around a gas-led recovery in their latest report: Flame out: the future of natural gas in Australia. Hosted by Kat Clay, Head of Digital Communications.
You can read the report in discussion here: https://grattan.edu.au/report/flame-out-the-future-of-natural-gas