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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. Listen8 September 2016 – Literature, Offshore Detention, Public Policy, Refugees

    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?

  2. Listen2 September 2016 – Higher Education, New College of Humanities , Philosophy, University Fees

    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.

  3. Listen23 August 2016 – Australian Census 2016, Bureaucracy, Public Service

    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?

  4. Listen11 August 2016 – Economics, HILDA, House Prices, Social Policy

    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.

  5. Listen11 July 2016 – Climate Change, Environment, Philosophy, Politics

    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.

  6. Listen7 July 2016 – 2016 Federal Election , Australian Politics

    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.

  7. Listen20 June 2016 – 2016 Federal Election , Brexit, Nanny State, Public Policy

    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.

  8. Listen25 May 2016 – Australian Politics, Education, Elections, Public Policy

    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.

  9. Listen26 April 2016 – ABC, Broadband, Journalism, New Media

    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.

  10. Listen19 April 2016 – Digital, Journalism, Media Policy, Regulations

    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.