About the Grattan Blog

About the Grattan Blog

Grattan Institute is expanding. This blog is a new platform for our independent, rigorous, practical work to improve Australian public policy. It goes beyond the contributions we make through reports, events, opinion articles and other outlets. Blog posts will be big and small, light and heavy. Some will draw from our reports and other work, some will stand alone. All will meet the Grattan standards of quality and authority. The opinions in each post are those of the author or authors and do not necessarily represent the views of Grattan Institute. You can read more about Grattan Institute, and find our reports, events and opinion articles, at the main Grattan Institute website.

About Grattan Institute

Grattan Institute is dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future. It was formed in 2008 in response to a widespread view in government and business that Australia needed a non-partisan think tank providing independent, rigorous and practical solutions to some of the country’s most pressing problems.

These three words are vital to Grattan’s mission. We are independent, taking the perspective of the Australian public interest rather than any interest group. We receive no ongoing government funding and reject commissioned work to ensure this independence. We are rigorous in obtaining the best available evidence from our own data analysis and from published work. And we are practical in articulating what governments should do to improve the lives of all Australians. All our reports and most of our events are free and can be viewed online.


All blog posts published by the Grattan Institute are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You may republish our blog posts within the following guidelines.

Republishing guidelines

  • You must attribute the article to the original authors and Grattan Institute.
  • You can’t sell our material separately, but you can put our work in publications with ads such as a website or newspaper.
  • You may reproduce any charts created by Grattan, provided the original authors are credited.
  • You may not reproduce stock images or photos on the site. The images on the site must be licensed from the original photographer or stock photography library.

For any questions about licensing, please contact media@grattan.edu.au.


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