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The McKell Institute is a progressive research institute dedicated to providing practical and innovative solutions to contemporary policy challenges.

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  • Stalling Wages, Falling Growth

    Australia, like many developed nations post the Global Financial Crisis, is enduring a period of declining wage growth and increasing inequality in income, resulting in living standards falling and stagnant economic growth. Access to fair wages has been facing a relative decline in the past few years, challenging social mobility and the egalitarian society that Australia has prided itself on being.
  • The Social Benefit of Economic Ties

    As the United Kingdom moves towards leaving the European Union, there are national conversations to be had on trade policy, which have not taken place for generations. We cannot be certain of how the different constituencies of interest groups, unions, political parties and businesses will come together in this public debate, nor the extent to which citizens will feel compelled to have their voices heard.
  • Trading Up

    As Australia’s economy navigates a period of unprecedented transformation, quality education for all Australians has never been more important. For generations, TAFE has been a leading provider of quality vocational education and training in Australia, equipping students with the skills required to succeed in a dynamic national economy.