Skip navigation
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...

Read More Share

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...

Read More Share

Amid the inflation hysteria, here's some perspective on Australia's real problematic index

December 08, 2022

by Mark Ouliaris (Blueprint Institute Senior Researcher) For anyone interested in looking past short-term volatility to glean insight into long-term economic trends, the last few years have been challenging to say the least. In...

Read More Share

Reclaim Liberalism: The fight against the CPAC populists must be won

November 10, 2022

by David Cross (Blueprint Institute CEO) For people who genuinely believe that classical liberalism should be the foundation for good public policy, last month’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) provided yet more evidence that...

Read More Share

An Uncomfortable thought on housing

October 12, 2022

by Mark Ouliaris (Blueprint Institute Senior Researcher) Homeownership is not a one-size-fits all solution to retirement, wealth creation, nor the achievement of the ‘Australian dream’, and our obsession with it has stifled the reform...

Read More Share

Big Tech’s unabated ‘arms race’ for attention is damaging our politics

April 08, 2022

By Mark Ouliaris (Policy Associate) Why, on the eve of a federal election, does the passing of major, ambitious, and bipartisan reform seem an insurmountable challenge, regardless of who wins? It is not as...

Read More Share

In the phasedown of coal-fired power, preparation is key

January 17, 2022

By Tom Barrett (Operations Associate & Researcher) and Mark Ouliaris (Policy Associate) The AEMO's latest forecast underlines the rapidly changing energy market. Australia’s most likely timeline for energy moving forwards is now what was considered...

Read More Share

'Technology not taxes; what about spending?'—We know this year’s Budget is going to be in the red. But what if it was also green?

May 11, 2021

By Emma Beal (Researcher) and Harry Guinness (Co-Founder & CEO) If the Government is committed to meeting its emissions reductions targets via ‘technology not taxes’, the Federal Budget is the litmus test of its...

Read More Share

Federal Government Support for ARENA is Welcome

September 17, 2020

Blueprint Institute welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to refinance ARENA with $1.62 billion in funding over the next 10 years. ARENA has a proud history of driving research and development in clean energy technologies...

Read More Share

Sign up to our mailing list here