Topic archives: public policy

Unsung policy issue: what will they do on housing affordability?

Unsung policy issue: what will they do on housing affordability?

September 3, 2013 12

Here's an unfashionable issue you're hearing nothing about: housing affordability. But if you're a young person struggling to rent (or buy), it's a big one. Freelance journalist Farz Edraki brings you a policy summary.

Report Whacking: your how-to guide on demolishing rubbish reports

Report Whacking: your how-to guide on demolishing rubbish reports

September 26, 2012 20

You too can demolish "independent reports" with this handy guide to the scams used by the consultants and PR agencies who write them (the media isn't very good at it).

Hey liberals, muscle-up

October 8, 2010 42

Rather than lamenting the lies told by many in the mainstream media, progressive groups need to follow the ACTU's lead and start investing in the tools of public policy debate. Bernard Keane weighs in.

Streamlining policy analysis for government in tough times

February 5, 2009 2

Providing an online system for policy analysis could considerably cut government costs, writes Tom Worthington.

Crikey essay: The fiction of impartial Australian science

March 12, 2008 2

Our society lives with a couple of open fictions. One of those fictions is the idea that science is impartial, that it can be relied upon to form the best possible basis for public policy, writes Ben Gilna.