Australia's Policy Future

Australia is facing serious challenges. From rising costs of living, to the growing threat of climate change, from women’s safety and gender equality, to an increasingly uncertain region, the 2022 election will cement policy choices with major consequences.

Australia needs serious policy debate to address these issues. But throughout the campaign so far, much of the focus has been on the political contest. Critical policy issues remain largely under the radar.

That’s why Policy Forum is launching this new feature section – In Focus: Australia’s policy future. Over coming weeks, we’re excited to bring you analysis and ideas across a wide range of policy areas that go beyond the sound bites.

We’re engaging the experts to dive deep into the policy concerns that will shape our nation’s future. Our contributors will summarise, synthesise, and suggest the policy futures that can respond to our biggest challenges and shape our country’s future. Whether you’re a policy wonk or just policy curious, we’re here to inform, provoke, and engage.

We hope you find the contributions from these experts valuable, and we invite you to join in the conversation.

Professor Sara Bice, Guest Editor


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