It’s been a big first year for The Policymaker — here are our top five most-read articles for 2022.

We launched The Policymaker in 2022 on a hunch: that there was an unmet demand in the Australian public policy landscape for a publication focused on solutions while being accessible to both experts and a general audience. As the year draws to a close, our hunch has transformed into a confirmed hypothesis.

Since May, we’ve published scientists, economists, community leaders and activists, political scientists and theorists, anthropologists, students, lawyers, policy practitioners, and leaders in business and industry. We’ve been delighted to give a platform to both established and emerging voices in key policy debates, each drawing on their expertise and experience to set out an agenda for positive change. We’ve made constructive contributions to the discourse on some of the biggest public policy challenges facing Australia, including through our Jobs and Skills and Anti-slavery hubs. And all the while, we’ve seen our audience and reach grow.

To celebrate a successful first year, we’ve compiled our top five most-read articles in 2022:

Thank you to all our authors in 2022.

The Policymaker in 2023

Our editorial team will be taking a well-deserved break over the Christmas-New Year holiday period, but we will be back early next year. We’ve got exciting plans for The Policymaker in 2023—we can’t wait to share them with you.

As ever, we want to hear your article pitches. Read our submission guidelines and drop us a note at

See you in 2023.

Hugh Piper is Deputy Editor of The Policymaker.

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