What is a refugee?
As numbers of displaced people reach record levels around the world, nations have to find ways of dealing with the growing crisis.
Why Australia needs a business plan
Australia's drop in the innovation rankings and the lack of collaboration between industry and universities are the focus of this episode of The Policy Shop.
Have you been nudged today?
Nudge Theory draws on human behaviour to create subtle policy 'nudges' that encourage people to make good or healthier choices. The Policy Shop investigates.
The US Election – a policy free zone
Policy issues account for less than nine per cent of media coverage and the presidential candidates’ qualifications for the Oval Office account for even less.
Homelessness in the World’s Most Liveable city
The number of homeless people in Melbourne has increased dramatically. Could it now be time to take a new approach to solving the issue?
Investment to build new generation of leaders
A US$50 million investment in societal change by Atlantic Philanthropies will create a new Leadership Fellowship program run by the University of Melbourne.
‘A crisis that very much has a child’s face’
The war in Syria has sparked the largest forced migration crisis since the Second World War. Has policy failed refugees, and what should Australia's role be?
How can literature influence public policy?
Has literature failed to elicit empathy for our fellow human beings? And are we asking too much of literature in an age of 140 characters or less?
A.C. Grayling on higher education
Who should pay for university education? The taxpayer or student? Professor A.C. Grayling joins Professor Glyn Davis to discuss this and other campus issues.
Is Australia’s public service competent?
Was Australia's Census 2016 fail a one-off, or is there a pattern of failure within the public service, and if so what is happening?