Outlook 2017: What we learned
Participants in the University of Melbourne's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2017 discussed pressing issues including energy policy and welfare reform.
Kaggle founder talks Big Data
Big Data is revolutionising how we live and work. This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast discusses the opportunities and challenges.
Fighting for disabled people’s health
The new Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, based at the University of Melbourne, aims to improve the poor health of people with disability.
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.