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The Policy Shop

Hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, this is a monthly podcast about public policy and the way it affects Australia and the world. Subscribe on iTunes or stream here on Pursuit.

  1. Listen13 October 2017 – Cities, Sustainability, Urban, Urban Design, Urbanisation

    Can cities save us all?

    Experts from universities in Chicago, London and Melbourne discuss the world's rapid urbanisation on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.

  2. Listen22 September 2017 – Aboriginal, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australian Indigenous History, Indigenous, Indigenous Land Management

    From the margins to the mainstream

    Professor Marcia Langton from the University of Melbourne on Indigenous activism, the positive impact of land rights and the Australia Day debate.

  3. Listen5 September 2017 – Artificial Intelligence, Implant, Robotics, Robots, Workplace Change

    Rise of the robots

    The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast explores automation's impact on how we work, and how it might help humanity thrive.

  1. Listen19 July 2017 – Australian Politics, Corruption, Democracy, Politics, Reforms

    Corruption and Australia’s Parliament

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast examines the issue of corruption in Australian politics, and whether a new watchdog is needed.

  2. Listen29 June 2017 – Big Data, Entrepreneurs, Public Policy, Start-ups, Technology

    Kaggle founder talks Big Data

    Big Data is revolutionising how we live and work. This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast discusses the opportunities and challenges.

  3. Listen22 June 2017 – Australian Politics, Business, Feminism, Gender, Gender Quotas

    To quota or not to quota

    The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop considers whether quotas or 'targets with teeth' will address the lack of women in Australian business and politics.

  4. Listen15 June 2017 – 2017 Federal Budget, Australian Politics, Education Policy, Funding, Higher Education

    What is a fair amount for university students to pay?

    In the latest episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, a panel of experts consider cuts to higher education in the 2017 Federal Budget.

  5. Listen31 May 2017 – Depression, Donald Trump, Poverty, Suicide, United States

    Deaths of despair

    In the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Angus Deaton of Princeton University discusses the social crisis facing many white middle-aged Americans.

  6. Listen12 May 2017 – Academics, European Union, Freedom, Populism, Universities

    The battle for academic freedom in Europe

    The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast examines the Central European University's campaign against new Hungarian laws threatening academic freedom.