1. Saving Medicare But NOT As We Know It

    Jeremy Sammut | 30 Apr 2013 | TARGET30 Papers

    High growth in health spending is the area of public expenditure that will unsustainably increase the size of government... Read More...

  2. Australia and the Asian Ascendancy: Why Upskilling is Not Necessary to Reap the Rewards

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 19 Feb 2013 | Issue Analysis

    Government programs to upskill the Australian workforce for the Asian Century are a solution to a non-problem. With more... Read More...

  3. Faraway, So Close: How the Euro Crisis Affects Australia

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 23 Apr 2012 | Issue Analysis

    Europe’s economic crisis has been shaking financial markets for the past three years. Countries like Greece, Ireland, Portugal,... Read More...

  4. Flight of the Kiwi: Addressing the Brain Drain

    Andrew Patterson, David Kirk, Don Turkington, Luke Malpass | 27 Mar 2012 | Policy Forum

    Why are so many New Zealanders flocking to Australian shores, and what can be done to stop the so-called Kiwi ‘brain drain’? In... Read More...

  5. Hands, Mouths and Minds: Three Perspectives on Population Growth and Living Standards

    Stephen Kirchner | 19 Sep 2011 | Policy Monographs

    The long-run relationship between population growth and living standards has been a source of controversy among economists.... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Fertility, prosperity and kangaroos

    Barry Maley | 01 Dec 2014 | The Spectator

    It is well known that Australia has a serious aging problem because our fertility rate is below the level needed just to ... Read More

  2. How the Whitlam mums have begun to vanish

    Barry Maley | 29 Oct 2014 | Australian Financial Review

    Context, they say, is everything. True or not, it certainly matters, and a glance at context illuminates Gough Whitlam’s ... Read More

  3. Gillard Deal Risks NDIS Timebomb

    Andrew Baker | 13 May 2013 | The Australian Financial Review

    In its eagerness to lock in the funding and governance arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), ... Read More

  4. Only a super-style savings system now will help Medicare survive

    Jeremy Sammut | 30 Apr 2013 | The Australian

    THE intergenerational reports have told us repeatedly that escalating government spending on health is unsustainable in an ... Read More

  5. Increasing the super contribution rate is a second-rate solution

    Stephen Kirchner | 08 Jan 2013 | The Conversation

    It is timely to re-examine the economic case for compulsory superannuation.... Read More

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  1. Three pillars reform needed to fix pension

    Simon Cowan | 24 Apr 2015

    There are three ‘pillars’ supporting retirement in Australia. Superannuation, the age pension and the family home. If ...

  2. Unions are not always for workers

    Alexander Philipatos | 31 Aug 2012

    The interests of unions are not necessarily the same as the interests of workers, and a union campaign does not always equate ...

  3. Population pessimism is unfounded – and irresponsible

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 24 Aug 2012

    The challenge for Australia is not to stop population growth but to find practical solutions to accommodate it....

  4. Unempirical Asian languages alarmism

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 16 Aug 2012

    Asian languages alarmism should not scare us into expanding current language education programs....

  5. For the love of gold, let’s find a better way to fund sport

    Simon Cowan | 16 Aug 2012

    Rather than lining up more athletes to suckle on the government teat, we should explore innovative new funding models for ...

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