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Policy Forum Pod is the podcast of Policy Forum.net - Asia and the Pacific's platform for public policy debate, analysis and discussion. Policy Forum is based at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Policy Forum Pod is the podcast of Policy Forum.net - Asia and the Pacific's platform for public policy debate, analysis and discussion. Policy Forum is based at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Australia

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Policy Forum Pod is the podcast of Policy Forum.net - Asia and the Pacific's platform for public policy debate, analysis and discussion. Policy Forum is based at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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English

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Episodes

Back to basics - the economy and us

7/4/2022
This week on Policy Forum Pod, Warwick McKibbin and Kristen Sobeck join us in the first episode in our new mini-series on the social impacts of rising costs of living and the inflation crisis. What global and local factors have contributed to the rising cost of living and inflation? What is the role of the Reserve Bank in managing monetary policy? And what should policymakers consider when addressing these complex issues? On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Warwick McKibbin and Kristen...

Duration:00:51:12

Healing from the heart

6/24/2022
This week on Policy Forum Pod, Virginia Marshall joins us to discuss the Uluru Statement from the Heart and Australia’s pathway towards healing. How can Australia place kindness and care at the centre of its policy-making? What do First Nations’ knowledge systems tell us about protecting the land, waterways, and environment? And can implementing the Uluru Statement from the Heart spark the truth-telling and healing Australia needs? On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Dr Virginia Marshall...

Duration:00:59:36

Food, water and energy for all

6/17/2022
This week on Policy Forum Pod, Professor of Economics and Convenor of the Water Justice Hub Quentin Grafton joins us to discuss the environmental challenges and policy opportunities to ensure food, water and energy for all. How does climate change impact our relationship to food, water and energy? How can truth-telling support a more equitable and sustainable approach to managing resources? And how do we need to think about global governance to ensure food, water and energy for all? On this...

Duration:01:07:20

Can Australia’s new parliament ‘set the standard’?

6/9/2022
This week on Policy Forum Pod, youth advocate Yasmin Poole and expert on gender-sensitive parliaments Sonia Palmieri join us to discuss Australia’s most diverse parliament in history and what it might mean for gender sensitive policy-making in the future. What should the major parties learn from the election outcome about gender diversity and intersectionality? What must the new government do to ensure women are safe in parliamentary workplaces? And has Australia learnt from the sexist...

Duration:00:53:32

Australia’s Pacific diplomacy

6/3/2022
On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, George Carter and Siobhan McDonnell join us to talk about Australia’s diplomacy in the Pacific, and if the new Australian government can become the region’s “partner of choice”. How important is strong action on climate change to Australia’s security relationships in the Pacific? What lessons does China’s failure to strike a multilateral security and trade agreement with Pacific Island countries hold for Australia? And how could Oceanic and First Nations...

Duration:01:01:24

Australia’s post-election policy priorities

5/27/2022
This week on Policy Forum Pod, public policy experts Helen Sullivan and Sara Bice join us to discuss the outcome of the federal election and what it might mean for Australia’s policy future. Last Saturday, Australia elected a new government, emphatically voting out the Liberal-National coalition that had been in power since 2013. In his victory speech, new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese highlighted a number of policy changes, including a commitment to implement the Uluru Statement of the...

Duration:00:56:47

A care collective

5/20/2022
On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, economist at King’s College London Alfredo Saad-Filho joins us to talk about neoliberalism, its impact on care and community, and the prospect of a new economic and social paradigm in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. What is neoliberalism, and how has it come to shape policy and politics? Is it possible to eliminate poverty in a neoliberal society? And how can communities begin to reshape politics so that humanity, hope, and care are valued and...

Duration:00:58:31

The future of healthcare

5/13/2022
On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, physician and researcher James Trauer and Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Kylie Woolcock join us to talk about the future of healthcare in Australia. Since early 2020, health policy-making has been in the spotlight like never before, as Australian governments scrambled to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. But with Australia moving to an endemic approach to controlling the virus, and a federal election...

Duration:00:54:21

LIVE SHOW | Election policy peril

5/5/2022
In this live Democracy Sausage and Policy Forum Pod crossover episode, Nicholas Biddle joins Sharon Bessell, Arnagretta Hunter and Mark Kenny to talk about what issues matter to voters and why good policy so often gets lost in translation in Australia’s political system. How can political candidates and policymakers address long term, intergenerational issues like climate change? What do voters mean when they report being concerned about cost of living? And what might it mean for the...

Duration:00:59:44

Hope for aged care

4/28/2022
On the fourth episode in our mini-series on care, Diane Gibson and Kasia Bail from the University of Canberra join us to discuss what policymakers can do to fix the systemic issues that have plagued Australia's aged care sector. Will this federal election campaign lead to change the way aged care is valued in Australia? How do ageism, sexism, and racism intersect and influence the sector? And how can policymakers translate the principles of dignity, care and respect into meaningful action?...

Duration:00:57:11

The right to a healthy environment

4/22/2022
Newly-appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur Dr Ian Fry joins us to discuss the human rights impacts of climate change. How has climate diplomacy evolved in recent decades, especially in the Pacific? In the face of increasingly frequent and severe disasters, how can people’s human rights be protected? And what implications might climate displacement have on cultural identity? In the third episode of our mini-series on care, Dr Ian Fry - who’s soon to take up the position of United...

Duration:00:50:16

A bittersweet budget?

4/7/2022
On the second episode in our new mini-series, John Falzon from Per Capita and Kasy Chambers from Anglicare Australia join us to look at the Australian federal budget through the lens of care. Did this federal budget provide real assistance for people in the face of the climbing cost-of-living pressures, or was it too focused on one-off sugar hits? What should the Australian Government be doing in terms of structural change to ensure people are supported in difficult times? And how can...

Duration:01:03:01

Preserving public goods

3/31/2022
Millie Rooney joins Sharon Bessell and Arnagretta Hunter on the 250th episode of Policy Forum Pod to discuss rethinking the public good and to launch our new mini-series on care. How can valuing care enhance policy outcomes? Do policymakers need to expand the way they think about infrastructure to include social benefits rather than just roads and bridges? And how do the public want governments to play a role in protecting public goods? On this, our 250th episode of Policy Forum Pod and the...

Duration:00:46:57

Australian species on the brink

3/24/2022
On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Conservation Foundation Kelly O’Shanassy joins us to talk about habitat destruction, the future of Australia’s threatened species, and why governments must do more to protect biodiversity. Since colonisation, Australia’s native species have lived under enormous strain. In the two centuries since, some 30 Australian mammals have been made extinct, accounting for more than a third of global mammal extinctions since...

Duration:00:48:23

Planning for the worst on climate change

3/17/2022
On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Barbara Norman and Mark Howden join us to discuss the urgent need for more comprehensive climate change adaptation measures in Australia. In recent years, climate disasters in Australia - from the Black Summer of 2019-20 to the floods across the east coast in recent weeks - have been dramatic in terms of their intensity, severity, and levels of destruction they’ve created. So, how exposed is Australia to the interconnected, cascading risks that are...

Duration:00:51:03

Women and the social security system

3/10/2022
On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Elise Klein from The Australian National University and Kay Cook from Swinburne University join us to discuss how to improve Australia’s social security system, especially how it serves women. Is Australia’s social security system serving women in the way it should be? How is care work valued within the system? And what policy responses are needed to ensure it’s improving people’s lives rather than doing harm? On this episode of Policy Forum Pod,...

Duration:00:45:08

Globalisation and the search for common ground

3/3/2022
On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Anthea Roberts and Nicolas Lamp - authors of The Six Faces of Globalization: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why it Matters - join us to discuss the need for empathy in the debates about economic globalisation. For decades, the principles of economic globalisation have been key to shaping public policy, but the status quo assumption that globalisation is good for all is being seriously challenged. How can we all better understand the different narratives...

Duration:00:58:08

Preventing violence against women and girls with disabilities

2/24/2022
On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Patty Kinnersly from Our Watch and Jen Hargrave from Women with Disabilities Victoria join us to discuss the Changing the landscape report, a new national resource to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities. Australian women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience violence than women and girls without disabilities. How can policymakers address ableism and gender inequality, two intersecting drivers of this...

Duration:00:46:17

All ears? Communication and the key to a correct diagnosis

2/17/2022
On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Maria Dahm and Carmel Crock join hosts Sharon Bessell and Arnagretta Hunter to discuss the importance of communication to reaching a correct diagnosis. Diagnostic error is a major issue in Australia, with up to 140,000 people experiencing it every year. But according to new research, the key to changing may not simply be improving doctors’ understanding of disease, but actually improving communication between health professionals and patients. So could...

Duration:00:42:37

Who decides? The push to lower Australia’s voting age

2/10/2022
On our first episode of Policy Forum Pod for 2022, we’re joined by Faith Gordon and Rob Watts to talk about lowering Australia’s voting age to 16 years old, the rights of children and young people, and the future of Australian democracy. The election day tradition in Australia is one most Australians are familiar with. You go to your polling place on a Saturday, stand in line, and get your ‘democracy sausage’ on the way out. But not everybody actually gets to vote. The voting age in...

Duration:01:05:14