Population

economic-policy-finance

Publications

  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. Retirement changes focus on the wrong assets, won’t boost incomes

    Simon Cowan | 14 May 2015 | Business Spectator

    The fundamental paradox of retirement is that retiree living standards depend on stable and secure incomes, but most retirees ... Read More

  2. The home is key to our ageing future

    Simon Cowan | 28 Apr 2015 | Canberra Times

    The area most obviously in need of reform in Australia today is retirement income.... Read More

  3. Reverse mortgage is key to reform

    Matthew Taylor | 27 Apr 2015 | The Australian

    The retirement system is failing to deliver the living standards it could for many retirees and pensioners, while costing ... Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

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Ideas@TheCentre

  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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