In the final installment of the Policy Resolutions 2011 series on The Punch, Ben Eltham calls for federal cultural policy to recognise and support a broader definition of Australian culture, in order to encompass the great cultural depth and diversity that Australia… more
Now that the kinks are being fixed, what will version 2.0 of the controversial My Schools website actually tell us about our education system, asks Chris Bonnor. See what Chris has to say in The Punch.
In the third instalment of Policy Resolutions 2011 series on The Punch, Kate Gauthier argues that the vilification of asylum seekers makes them an easy target for unscrupulous politics. Read the full article here.
Policy Resolutions 2011 is a week-long ideas series running on The Punch. In the second instalment, CPD thinker, fellow and author Jennifer Doggett argues that a Medicare credit card could help solve Australia’s healthcare headache. You can read the full… more
Mark Davis & Miriam Lyons kick off Policy Resolutions 2011 – a week-long ideas series in The Punch, designed for citizens who want to see real reforms that look beyond the next poll and the next election cycle. It’s a must-read for… more
Ben Eltham writes that the relentless campaign against seaborne asylum seekers makes a humane solution politically impossible. Instead, the issue, which represents only a small proportion of Australia’s overall immigration intake, is poisoned by political expediency. Read the full article… more
Ben Eltham writes that in 2010 the ability of online media to affect important issues in the social and political worlds matured, creating some of the biggest cultural milestones of year. Read the full article in Crickey, here.
In an interview on bnet, Miriam Lyons argues that short-term thinking in Government and business is driven by knee-jerk reactions to opinion polls, shortened feedback loops and is not helped by the rise of social media. Listen to the full… more
In his second of two articles about the impact of Wikileaks on the development of democracy, Ben Eltham suggests the emergence of a new type of social contract between citizen and the state, as new media trends and technology narrow… more