This week on Policy Forum Pod, we release the genie from the bottle and ask a panel of experts for their wishes on what policies Australia and its new government need to put in place – from tackling climate change to addressing disadvantage and all points in between.
If you could have your wishes granted and have Australia’s government implement three policies that would change the country for the better, what would you choose? That’s the question we put to our panel this week. Our experts – Helen Sullivan, Inala Cooper, and Janine O’Flynn give us their wish lists in conversation with Sharon Bessell.
Helen Sullivan is the Director of Crawford School of Public Policy. Her research and teaching explore the changing nature of state-society relationships; including the theory and practice of governance and collaboration, innovative forms of democratic participation, new thinking about public policy and the practice of public service reform.
Inala Cooper is a Yawuru woman from Broome in The Kimberley, WA, and is an advocate for Indigenous rights, social justice, and human rights. She is also the Relationships and Engagement Lead at Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity at the University of Melbourne, and is Director on the Board of Culture Is Life.
Janine O’Flynn is Professor of Public Management at the University of Melbourne and at ANZSOG. Her expertise is in public management, with particular focus on reform and relationships.
Our presenters – Sharon and Martyn – take a closer look into rising tensions between the US and Iran, indigenous incarceration rates in Australia, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted in France this year. Martyn and Julia also discuss some of the suggestions you’ve left us for future episodes.
Sharon Bessell is Director of the Children’s Policy Centre at Crawford School, the ANU lead on the Individual Deprivation Measure Project, and Editor of Policy Forum’s Poverty: In Focus section.
Julia Ahrens is a presenter on Policy Forum Pod.
Martyn Pearce is Editor of Policy Forum.
Show notes | The following were mentioned in this podcast:
Iran and US interactions over drone
Darling Murray water buybacks
Violation of children’s rights in juvenile detention in Queensland
First Indigenous Minister for Indigenous Affairs (Ken Wyatt)
NZ wellbeing budget
Intergenerational inequality in Australia
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) failures
Industrial decline in UK
Australian universities costs
Democracy Sausage podcast
60 Minutes episode on plastics recycling in Australia
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