Weekly roundup Saturday 22 October


Treasury building: by Tuesday night we will know what they’ve been up to

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

Public policy: public finance

We need to have a serious talk about tax, and how tax reform can address widening wealth inequalities. The Commonwealth on infrastructure: Morrison-style announcements with little substance.

Other public policy

Imagine a public service that serves the public! Our docile market regulators. Heaps of fine words on ending violence against women and children, but opportunities overlooked. If you live another 294 years you could have a female plumber fixing your taps and a male teacher in your kids’ pre-school. One in eight Australians live in poverty. A peek inside Australia’s most corrupt industry. Health policy – how bad are the rorts?


A beginner’s guide to getting a Teal elected. Another integrity issue.

Public ideas

Mariana Mazzucato on a progressive economic agenda. Francis Fukuyama – still an optimist even though history hasn’t ended.

Democracy in America

Why it’s hard to get Americans to vote.

Links to sources of webinars, podcasts and readings

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