Budget hits political reset
The Federal government's 2017-18 budget is as much about politics as economics, says University of Melbourne policy analyst Nick Reece
The grand challenge of feeding 9 billion people
Sustainable agriculture expert Tim Reeves on the radical changes required in agricultural practice, public policy and consumer behaviour to feed Earth.
The power of a warm welcome
Refugee researcher Uma Kothari on how media representations of asylum seekers influence how we attend and respond to the plight of people fleeing for safety.
What is a refugee?
As numbers of displaced people reach record levels around the world, nations have to find ways of dealing with the growing crisis.
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?
The economist who knows us all
Overseeing the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey has given Professor Roger Wilkins a unique insight into the state of Australia.
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.
Law, science and the forging of “truth”
Social science and legal scholar Professor Sheila Jasanoff considers how science and the law interact or compete in the formulation of public reason.
Government: When enough is enough
How much government is too much? The size of government in Australia is no bigger than average but some fear the nanny state is taking over.
Knowing the value, but not the cost
Australia's ongoing debate over how to sustainably fund higher education has focused on who should pay and how much without anyone knowing the cost of a degree.