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Marion Terrill

About Marion Terrill

Marion Terrill is a leading policy analyst with experience that ranges from authoring parts of the 2010 Henry Tax Review to leading the design and development of the MyGov account. She has provided expert analysis and advice on labour market policy for the Commonwealth Government, the Business Council of Australia and at the Australian National University. She joined the Grattan Institute in April 2015 to establish the Transport Program, and has published on investment in transport infrastructure, cost overruns, value capture, discount rates, urban economics and congestion charging.

Time for a rethink on discount rates

The 1980s were great in many ways, but a 1989 discount rate is looking distinctly old-fashioned in 2020.

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MARION TERRILL AND TONY WOOD. The dos and don’ts of fiscal stimulus

Long lines at Centrelink are a sobering sight. The fear of sustained mass unemployment has led to a renewed push for fiscal stimulus, including for governments to fast-track road and rail projects, re-establish a serious manufacturing sector in this country, … Continue reading

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MARION TERRILL and DANIELLE WOOD. The infrastructure budget trap

The federal government has foreshadowed infrastructure ‘presents from Santa’ in next week’s budget. But unlike gifts from Santa, someone ultimately pays for infrastructure spending even if clever accounting hides it from the government’s bottom line.

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Marion Terrill. Budget infrastructure spending serves mainly political gains.

Current Affairs Tony Abbott famously told Australians he wanted to be known as the infrastructure prime minister and in the 2013 election campaign committed to “retain and strengthen the role of Infrastructure Australia, to create a more transparent, accountable and … Continue reading

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