2016 Federal Election
Social media politics: for and against
Social media has brought unprecedented access and power to ordinary citizens but is it improving the political discourse – or making it worse?
Looking beyond elections for good policy
Frustrations over short term policy making is easily blamed on election cycles, but rather than being part of the problem democracy may be part of the solution.
Why ‘illiterate’ jibe is an election dog whistle
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s comments about "illiterate" and "innumerate" refugees are an attempt to win voters, a tactic used successfully before.
Election Watch: Australia 2016
Election Watch, a University of Melbourne website, that will
Forcing your hand: Why we are made to vote
The real secret to how and why Australia adopted compulsory voting was simplicity. In 1924, after years of debate, simply no-one was opposed to the idea.
Tough love: cutting Australia’s states free
Fixing Australia's Federation is about more than any tinkering with income tax, it needs a hard cap on Commonwealth handouts and policy freedom for the States.
Governing the ungovernable?
Australia's housing market is the focus as Professor Glyn Davis is joined by Dr Judy Yates and Professor John Freebairn in the Policy Shop podcast
The PM has painted a very clear picture
Australian Prime Minister Mr Turnbull has put the onus for a July election squarely on the Senate crossbenchers by threatening a double dissolution election.