What we can do to fix democracy
The Democracy in Transition conference gave participants the opportunity to "fix democracy". So what ideas did they come up with?
Blog: Democracy in Transition
Regular updates from the 2015 Democracy in Transition conference, hosted by the Melbourne School of Government.
Is proof overrated? Judge for yourself
Policymakers often cite research as proof on contested issues. But does overwhelming evidence necessarily lead to evidence-based policy?
Governments have lost the art of involving the people
South Australia is developing a new range of tools that involve people in making public decisions.
Prof Jensen: Why it is important for Australia’s policymakers and leading academics to discuss the future of the nation’s economic and social agendas together
Just who is setting the agenda?
Education reform is transforming Australian schools, but also creating uncertainty over the powers and responsibilities of federal and state governments.
Superdiversity: Policy challenges in an age of unprecedented migration
Migration researcher Professor Jenny Phillimore on how superdiversity is challenging policy makers to rethink housing and healthcare.