Weekly roundup Saturday 28 May


The Lodge Canberra – will Morrison get his bond back?

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

A note to readers and contributors about the roundup

A shift in emphasis following the election.

The election

The rise of independents is the latest instalment in a 75-year trend: it shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Links to 0.0000001 percent of comments on the election. How the opinion polls performed.

Economic policy

Challenges to be faced by the incoming government and advice from economists. Meet Treasurer Chalmers. Electric vehicles, batteries and coal. As Morrison warned, Labor has jacked up electricity prices. Economics as ecology. Productivity Commission invites us to have a say on school reform.

The pandemic

It’s still among us clogging our hospitals and killing people, while we slacken off our vaccination effort.

Webinars, podcasts and readings.

Still more election comment and analysis

Labor’s socialism by stealth

If you have feasted yourself on this selection, Australian websites with regular comment and analysis on economic and political developments include The Australia Institute,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