Weekly roundup Saturday 6 August


Now for the hard work

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

Public policy

Progress on the Uluru Statement and a Voice to Parliament.  The interest rate hike: is inflation really the problem? Our failing capital market or why the stock exchange is becoming irrelevant. Gas – can we please, please, have a bit of what isn’t contracted to foreigners? Productivity: why it’s important and why it has fallen.

Australian politics

Discretionary grants – why is the federal government involved in bowls club change rooms in Betoota? Newspoll is looking good for the government but what is a political “honeymoon”? How the media is stuck in a dysfunctional model of the political debate.

The pandemic and other health policy

Perhaps this wave of Covid-19 has peaked in Australia. Why public health relies on engineers. How health policy is made.

Public ideas

Is social media undermining democracy? America’s left: does it have any relevance for Australia? Hiroshima this day 77 years ago.

Links to sources of webinars, podcasts and readings

They took the children away

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