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Blueprint Institute is an independent Australian think tank that curates real conversations about the issues facing the next generation. We achieve this through high-quality, evidence-based research that is consistent with market principles and informed by rigorous economic analysis.

We use targeted consultation and communication to educate key demographics, shape the public discussion, and shift key decision-makers.

Our team has experience in politics, bureaucracy, academia, and civil society. We leverage this expertise to move the needle on critical policy issues.

Our research focus areas

Climate and energy

Decarbonising the economy is a national imperative. We provide policy makers evidence based and market friendly policy solutions to tackle the climate crisis.

Tax and Fiscal policy

Boosting Australia's economic prosperity is at the heart of our research agenda. Policy makers should target tax reform, innovation, and productivity to ignite the next economic boom.

Civics

Our research focuses on ensuring transparency in our public policy making process. We aim to ensure that all public policy is evidence based, and that decision makers understand the complexity of the public policy ecosystem.

Education

We conduct rigorous analysis focused on improving outcomes for educators and students. We find evidence based solutions to ensure that every Australian child is given the best chance to succeed.

The Forum

Much ado about nothing

February 07, 2024

by Jae Lubberink (Blueprint Institute Researcher) Labor’s revised Stage 3 tax cuts make welcome improvements, but let's not pretend that this is big tax reform. Australia’s tax melodrama continues to play out with the...

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Progressive movement has become regressive shadow of its former self

November 24, 2023

by David Cross (Blueprint Institute CEO) One of the great ironies of politics in 2023 is the extent to which many of the loudest ‘progressive’ voices have become the most regressive when it comes to...

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Labor has it backwards on JobSeeker

July 10, 2023

by Mark Ouliaris (Blueprint Institute Senior Researcher) The recent federal budget got it all backward with the changes to JobSeeker. Yes, on productivity grounds Blueprint advocated for an increase from the current payment of...

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