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IN FOCUS: POLICY FUTURES
Policy File: Five years of policy problems
To celebrate five years of Policy Forum, our special InFocus section is hearing back from the authors of some of our most popular articles on some crucial policy questions. Patrick Cooney reflects on what has and hasn’t changed since 2014, and on where policy needs to be headed in the five years to come.
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Power versus the people
The South China Sea then and now
A different kind of sporting contest
Sino-Japanese relations – five years of bickering
The challenge for good government
A time for courage
Despite the growing threat to our health posed by climate change, wealth inequality, and poor working conditions, there remains a void in national policy to address the problem. Policymakers must act now or Australians will suffer, Sharon Friel writes.
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Five years of Policy Forum
The rise of ‘big other’ smart cities in China
Digital surveillance technology is raising all kinds of ethical problems - and China is a chief example. Bias against minority groups and political activists has become imbued in China’s smart city projects, reflecting a new ‘Big Other’ strategy that must be addressed, Fan Yang writes.
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