Weekly roundup Saturday 16 October

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Weekly roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.

Pandemic politics

Is New South Wales too hasty in opening up? Who are the anti-vax terrorists?

Climate change

By what divine intervention did the Murdoch media, the Liberal Party and the BCA all came to their new understanding of climate change? The flight of capital from fossil fuels. Did Morrison respond to a call from Britain’s Prince Charles?

Other economics

Why the recipients of this year’s Nobel Prize in economics were really engineers. The erosion of great Australian institutions – home ownership and the long weekend.

Other politics

Introducing Australia’s right-wing literary giants. Home Affairs cops another bad report card from the ANAO. Labor’s love affair with pokies.

Polls and elections

We want a federal ICAC more than ever. Almost 40 percent of Coalition supporters do not believe that humans have caused climate change.


Australia Institute. the University of Melbourne. Joe Walker's Jolly Swagman. UTS Uncomfortable Conversations.


The aesthetics of wind farms.

If you have feasted yourself on this selection, Australian websites with regular comment and analysis on economic and political developments include The Conversation, The Grattan Institute, Inside Story, The Lowy Institute, Michael West Media, Open Forum, Pearls and Irritations.

If you have comments, corrections, or links to other relevant sources, I’d like to hear from you. Please send them to Ian McAuley — ian, at the domain name ianmcauley.com