Your weekly fry up of Australia’s election campaign
IN FOCUS: AUSTRALIA VOTES 2019
Policy bites: tax policy
Podcast: Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny
In this special series from Policy Forum and The Australian National University, Mark Kenny leads a weekly discussion on the issues, policies, and politics of Australia’s election campaign. In the first episode, Mark and guests Shirley Leitch, Andrew Hughes, and Bob McMullan take a look at an opening week dominated by tax, personality politics, and social media campaigning.
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Game of narratives
Preventing disaster from striking Australia’s economy
Though the recent National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework may allow Australia to improve its response to climate change-related natural disasters, without introducing more pre-emptive measures, increased funding means very little, Paul Barnes, Anthony Bergin, and Robert Glasser write.
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The budget’s deficiency dividend
Podcast: Getting the public service fit for the future
This week on Policy Forum Pod we take a look at the recent review of the Australian Public Service, and ask whether its recommendations can transform the bureaucracy to make it fit for the future, or whether years of creeping politicisation, outsourcing of projects, and a drain of talent have taken too high a toll.