John Menadue’s blog, Pearls and Irritations, continues to roll out thoughtful papers on policy options for Australia. There have been 20 or so papers already on democratic renewal, the role of government, foreign policy, the economy and retirement incomes, and we counted five former heads of Australian government departments among the contributors. To come are papers on population/migration/refugees, communications and the arts, security, health, environment, indigenous affairs, welfare, inequality and human capital.
Evidence-based policy seems to have been a rare bird in Australian discourse recently and this series could help make up for this. The series will come out as a book later in the year. John Menadue is one of Honest History’s distinguished supporters.
27 May 2015