Policy Forum Pod: Australian election special

Australia is getting set to head to the polls. But what policy areas are likely to feature over the coming weeks, and what policy issues are likely to be ignored? In this Australian election special pod, policy experts Quentin Grafton, Sue Regan and Bob Cotton chat with Martyn Pearce about what has been promised, what might be promised, what will be promised, and what should be promised.

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Policy Forum Pod: Does HECS need HELP?

The Australian Higher Education Scheme (HECS) was a landmark piece of public policy. It offers students the chance to undertake higher education and repay the cost only once they reach an earnings threshold. But HECS - these days called the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) - has become an election issue following the release of a recent report showing sharp increases in HECS costs over the next decade.

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Policy Forum Pod: Developing Asia

Joseph Zveglich and Christopher Edmonds from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) chat with Policy Forum Pod about the findings of ADB’s flagship economic publication: Asian Development Outlook 2016. They discuss key issues including economic prospects for developing Asia and the Pacific, the impact of China’s slowdown on the region, and approaches to boosting future growth.

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