Good policy vs poor politics at Outlook 2018
University of Melbourne's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2018 highlighted widespread concerns that politics isn't working when it comes to needed policy
Skills education needs action, not more talk
A flawed vocational training system is letting down Australia at a critical time for skills. Two University of Melbourne experts have a simple plan to fix it.
How does Australia manage population growth?
University of Melbourne expert Peter McDonald explains why, despite political commentary stating otherwise, Australia gets population planning right.
How is commuting changing us?
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, David Bissell discusses how commuting is transforming our cities and our lives.
Whatever happened to Gonski 2.0?
University of Melbourne Dean of Education, Jim Watterston, and NSW Education Secretary, Mark Scott, debate Gonski 2.0 in the latest Talking Teaching podcast.
A new model for public policy?
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast considers how to make policy genuinely evidence-based, with Nicholas Gruen and Patricia Rogers
Making disability support work across real lives
The new Melbourne Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne, headed by Anne Kavanagh and Bruce Bonyhady, will help improve disability support.
The Australians stuck below the poverty line
University of Melbourne research shows persistent poverty in Australia is higher than previously thought, with the most disadvantaged struggling to exit poverty
Taking the pulse of the NDIS
The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop considers the history of the NDIS and how the rollout is going so far, with former chair of the NDIA Bruce Bonyhady.
Does government get the right advice?
On the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast Dr Martin Parkinson, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, reflects on his career.