The Policy Shop
A podcast series which ran between 2016 and 2018 about public policy and the way it affects Australia and the world.
Have you been nudged today?
Nudge Theory draws on human behaviour to create subtle policy 'nudges' that encourage people to make good or healthier choices. The Policy Shop investigates.
The US Election – a policy free zone
Policy issues account for less than nine per cent of media coverage and the presidential candidates’ qualifications for the Oval Office account for even less.
Homelessness in the World’s Most Liveable city
The number of homeless people in Melbourne has increased dramatically. Could it now be time to take a new approach to solving the issue?
‘A crisis that very much has a child’s face’
The war in Syria has sparked the largest forced migration crisis since the Second World War. Has policy failed refugees, and what should Australia's role be?
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.