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  • 17 July 2024

    A childcare system that responds to the actual needs of families and local communities will improve equity and increase productivity. Here’s what a flexible, place-based approach might look like.

    Teddy Nagaddya

    Jenna Condie

    Sharlotte Tusasiirwe

    Kate Huppatz

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  • 3 July 2024

    “Housing affordability” and “affordable housing” are distinct but related policy objectives. Australia needs an integrated strategy that protects vulnerable groups while fostering an economy that supports quality, reasonably priced housing for all.

    Ehsan Noroozinejad Farsangi & Hassan Gholipour Fereidouni

  • 26 June 2024

    Government has emerged as a decisive strategic investor in Australia, helping shape markets to address complex policy challenges. How did it get here and what can it do next?

    Simon Rowell

  • 31 May 2024

    Harnessing the skills and insight of people with experience in the system is the key to sustainable and transformative reform of our child protection systems.

    Jessica Cocks, Rob Ryan and Ben Spence

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  • 31 May 2024

    Harnessing the skills and insight of people with experience in the system is the key to sustainable and transformative reform of our child protection systems.

    Jessica Cocks, Rob Ryan and Ben Spence

  • 21 May 2024

    Appointing some ministers from outside parliament could help boost representation and improve policymaking.

    Osmond Chiu

  • 8 May 2024

    What does successful knowledge brokering between climate scientists and government look like?

    Angela Kaplish

  • 2 May 2024

    Australia needs a more deliberate approach to industrial policy to achieve a productivity dividend within tight budget constraints – here’s how.

    Christopher Day

  • 29 April 2024

    Financial literacy, workplace skills, health consciousness and independent living should all be core lessons for Australian high schoolers.

    Maxwell Yong

  • 22 April 2024

    With Australia’s Online Safety Act under review, regulators should take heed of the UK’s experience in imposing duties of care on digital platforms.

    Rys Farthing and Lorna Woods

Eight industrial policy hacks: bolstering domestic capability under constrained fiscal conditions

2 May 2024|

Australia needs a more deliberate approach to industrial policy to achieve a productivity dividend within tight budget constraints – here’s how.

The dangers of pluralisation: A singular duty of care in the Online Safety Act

22 April 2024|

With Australia’s Online Safety Act under review, regulators should take heed of the UK’s experience in imposing duties of care on digital platforms.

Getting the tertiary transition right: six things high schools can do to set students up for success at university

20 March 2024|

The transition from school to university is a pivotal moment in the lives of young people – how can we better support their choices for improved individual and social outcomes?

Australia’s housing crisis: bolstering community and individual resilience with meaningful structural reform

13 March 2024|

Australians have proven themselves resilient in the face of housing pressures – but structural reform to boost supply and dampen rising costs is desperately needed.

Digital (t)winning: the potential for AI as a public policy design tool

27 February 2024|

While the political and policy focus has rightly been on regulating artificial intelligence, we also need to plan now to harness AI’s power as a policymaking tool – especially, its capacity to model outcomes in complex systems.

The Finger and the Moon: measuring research impact by nesting abstractions in contexts

7 February 2024|

Simple quantitative metrics don’t do justice to the breadth and complexity of human experience. Researchers and policymakers can benefit from frameworks implementing a nested relationship between data and lived experiences, metrics and relational processes.

‘Round and ‘round we go! Let’s get off the carousel and build a social services system that works for people

2 February 2024|

As governments look to reform our social services systems, they must tap into the transformative power of relationships.

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