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Miriam Lyons

My 2020 homework

Along with all the other 2020 Summiteers I was given homework to complete by yesterday afternoon. We had to answer two questions: 1. Provide a 100 word description of an idea that you think...

Freedom of information

FOI links: Principles: Maximum disclosure, allowable exemptions only  Key questions:  how do you avoid the allowable exemptions from being exploited? how do you stop a more rigorous foi regime from driving really...

Your ideas on the future of Australian governance

So, I’ve been invited to attend the upcoming Australia 2020 Ideas Summit. Here’s the spiel on the section that I’ll be attending: TITLE: The future of Australian governance: open government (including the role of...

CPD blogs are go

As promised, CPD blogs have arrived. Staff and fellows will be blogging about their latest research, posting links to relevant publications and events, and discussing their ideas on key CPD issues and themes. Depending...

Insight Edition | January 2008

Cynics say we get the governments we deserve, and to an extent this is true. When we stop paying attention to politics, we make it easier for politicians to stop paying attention  to us....

Editorial: not just for Christmas – getting the government we deserve

Miriam Lyons introduces the first InSight edition of the year.

Resetting Australia’s cultural thermostat

Miriam Lyons asks what cultural traits would make Australia more resilient in the face of global change.

Editorial: how to clean up Canberra

Miriam Lyons looks at the history of ‘open government’ in Australia and introduces the Reclaiming Democracy edition.

Could a Labor government escape the Liberal legacy?

If it is to make real change, a future Labor government will need to resist the temptation to mimic its predecessor, writes Miriam Lyons in Online Opinion.

Freeing public policy from the fiscal straightjacket

In this discussion paper for the Centre for Policy Development, Fred Argy demolishes the myths underpinning the bipartisan consensus falsely described as ‘fiscal conservatism’.