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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Listen24 October 2017 – Australian Economy, Australian Politics, Economics, Economy, Productivity

    Solving the productivity puzzle

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Productivity Commission Chairman Peter Harris discusses the Shifting the Dial report.

  6. Listen20 October 2017 – Capitalism, Economics, Economy, Neo-liberalism, Politics

    Why do we measure everything and value nothing?

    President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins questions neoliberalism and prioritising the economy over people, on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.