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

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

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

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

Hey liberals, muscle-up

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

Streamlining policy analysis for government in tough times

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

Crikey essay: The fiction of impartial Australian science

Crikey essay: The fiction of impartial Australian science

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.