• 22 January 2024

    Australia deserves a public service that embodies its multiculturalism – diversity targets are a proven way to get there.

    Jin Lim

  • 18 January 2024

    With poor mental health outcomes for young people linked to a lack of agency to shape society, how can we better reflect the interests of youth in policy and politics?

    Harry Grant

  • 22 December 2023

    In its second year, The Policymaker has grown to become a leading platform for public policy analysis and ideas informed by research expertise and experience – here are our five most popular articles in 2023.

    Hugh Piper

  • 12 December 2023

    NSW’s minister for industry and innovation outlines his vision for the NSW economy with research and evidence driving the government’s industry, decarbonisation and innovation policies.

    Anoulack Chanthivong

  • 6 December 2023

    A child protection system preoccupied with risk aversion is impeding the emotional growth of children. We need a new model based on relational care and reciprocity to break the cycle.

    Jarrod Wheatley

  • 8 November 2023

    What are the challenges to academic influence in public policy? And what practical steps are available to bridge the gap between researchers and policymakers?

    Susan Harris Rimmer, Ed Morgan and Sofija Tanveska

  • 31 October 2023

    While governments often prioritise rebuilding roads and other physical infrastructure post-disaster, just as great a focus is needed on supporting communities to build resilient social infrastructure.

    Timothy Heffernan

  • 24 October 2023

    What is the potential for AI to automate repetitive, low complexity tasks in knowledge sectors? And what can government do to manage this transition?

    Ian Opperman (with ChatGPT)

  • 18 October 2023

    Grasping the opportunities and managing the risks of generative AI is a generational challenge. The eSafety Commissioner explains how Australia is starting to tackle this issue.

    Julie Inman Grant

  • 3 October 2023

    As more governments around the world adopt a “mission” approach to their biggest challenges, they should be informed by the experience of “Challenge” competitions used by cities.

    Pauline McGuirk, Tom Baker, Alistair Sisson, Robyn Dowling & Sophia Maalsen