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.
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?
How to advance Australia fair
Australia, the land of the fair go, isn’t looking so fair with a widening divide between the haves and have nots. What can be done is dissected in this podcast.
Listening to the voices of things
Making an imaginative leap through art in order to listen to 'things' could be the key to a new politics to deal with the big problems like climate change.
Reading behind the ballot papers
Both major parties were losers in Australia's Federal election. In Policy Shop University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis discusses what's going on.
Swimming in a sea of bureaucracy
Big Government v Small Government. The size, reach and role of Governments comes under scrutiny in this episode of The Policy Shop podcast.
Red Book, Blue Book – How do elections impact on policy?
A former senior civil servant who has served under 5 prime ministers and 9 cabinet ministers provides insights into the impact of elections on public policy.
A decade of digital disruption
Outgoing ABC Managing Director Mark Scott joins University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis to discuss the future of public broadcasting.
Regulating the media in a changing environment
The Government's role in media regulation in a rapidly-changing environment is at the centre of this podcast hosted by Professor Glyn Davis.