The perfect toilet

Assa Doron

Development | Asia


To fix their sanitation woes, governments must see the issue differently. Far from just a technological fix, the way we clean up our waste is a social problem requiring a campaign against stigma and inequality, writes Assa Doron in this extract from Perfection, a new publication from the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific. 

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Policy Forum’s top ten posts of 2018

Terry Waite
Isaac Kfir
Scott Shackelford
Concerned Scholars of China
Open letter respondents
Simon Chadwick
Fan Yang
Sanghyun Hong
Michelle Mosey
Adam Henschke
Andrew Leigh

Development | Australia


Policy Forum published more than 300 fantastic articles this year on a huge range of public policy issues from all around the world. We’ve loved the range of topics, and the passion and expertise of our authors. Our readers have too, and here are ten of our best-read from 2018 on the site.

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Our ten most popular policy podcasts of 2018

Paul Ronalds
David Brewster
Denise Fisher
Rory Medcalf
Glyn Davis
Helen Sullivan
John Blaxland
Jacinta Carroll
Andrew Davies
Anna Moore
Brad Tucker
Brendan Taylor
Vivien Holmes
Ngo Van Long
Christian Barry
Duncan McDonnell
Jill Sheppard
Paul Kenny
Paul Schmitz
Sue Ingram
Michael Leach
Sara Niner

Development | Australia


This year Policy Forum produced more than 60 podcasts covering a huge range of issues, from LGBT rights in India, to Indigenous water rights in Northern Australia, and from the rise of populism around the world, to the mechanics of the Australian Public Service. In this post, we present you the top 10 of our policy podcasts from this year that you were listening to (and if you didn’t listen to them, well, what else do you have planned over the festive break?)

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