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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. Follow @The_PolicyShop

  1. Listen25 May 2018 – Democracy, Donald Trump, Leadership, Politics, Populism

    Is democracy dying before our eyes?

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast Yascha Mounk from Harvard considers the rise of populism and the future of democracy.

  2. Listen12 March 2018 – Gambling, Mental Health, Policy, Politics, Poverty

    Does Australia have a gambling problem?

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast consider the extent of Australia's problem gambling problem, and policy options to address it.

  3. Listen23 February 2018 – Ageing, Health, Retirees, Retirement, Savings

    Why we shouldn’t fear old age

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore discuss how ageing is changing as we all live longer.

  1. Listen9 February 2018 – Artificial Intelligence, Industry, Robotics, Robots, Workplace Change

    Is any job safe from the march of the machines?

    On the latest episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast Professor Richard Susskind discusses how machines are transforming the professions.

  2. Listen23 January 2018 – Asia, Australia India Institute, India, Unemployment, Youth

    The problem with being young in India

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast considers youth unemployment in India, which affects over 30 per cent of young people there.

  3. Listen21 December 2017 – Disability, NDIS, Public Policy, Social Justice, Social Policy

    Taking the pulse of the NDIS

    The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop considers the history of the NDIS and how the rollout is going so far, with former chair of the NDIA Bruce Bonyhady.

  4. Listen15 December 2017 – Education, Higher Education, Policy, Schools, Vocational and Educational Training (VET)

    Is Australia failing to educate?

    Dr Michelle Bruniges discusses Australia's declining education performance on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.

  5. Listen6 December 2017 – Australian Politics, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Service

    Does government get the right advice?

    On the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast Dr Martin Parkinson, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, reflects on his career.

  6. Listen10 November 2017 – Breast cancer, Cancer, Personalised Medicine, Research, Women In Science

    Why can’t we cure cancer?

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop explores why finding a cancer cure is difficult, and how governments can fund research and treatment.