Election 2016: Indigenous Affairs

By · July 1st, 2016

Sarah Abell examines the major parties’ positions on Indigenous Affairs.

Election 2016: Higher Education

By · July 1st, 2016

Tom Crowley compares Labor, the Coalition and the Greens on higher education policy.

Election 2016: Marriage Equality

By · July 1st, 2016

Laura Foo answers your questions on the marriage equality debate this election.

Election 2016: Childcare

By · July 1st, 2016

Priyanka Banerjee unpacks the complex issue of Childcare policy

Election 2016: School Education

By · July 1st, 2016

Paris Henkel compares the major parties on education

Election 2016: Housing

By · July 1st, 2016

Michael Xing continues our election coverage with a look at housing policy.

The (empty) ideas boom

By · June 30th, 2016

We’ve heard many times that it’s the most exciting time to ever be an Australian. Both major political parties are firmly on board the innovation bandwagon, but how innovative are their policies, really?

Election 2016: The NBN

By · June 30th, 2016

In the first of ESSA’s election policy explainers, Asanga Seneviratne takes a look at the parties’ policies on the NBN.

The problems with Australia’s political duopoly

By · June 21st, 2016

Australia appears to be stuck in a political quagmire, with neither major party offering concrete solutions to the challenges facing the nation’s future. What can be done? Andrew Wong makes the case for why you should send the two major Australian political parties a message on July 2.

The cashless economy: convenience, or an instrument of control?

By · June 5th, 2016

Being able to pay for everyday items quickly and easily without having to enter a PIN is one of modern life’s great conveniences, and a welcome alternative to carrying around cash. However, does the likely rise of the cashless economy have its downsides?

Nominal Interest

By · May 16th, 2016

Catch up on the latest episode of Nominal Interest for all things post-Budget and voter theory in the Philippines.

Great Expectations: Converting nimbleness and agility into policy

By · May 2nd, 2016

Late last year, ESSA correspondent James Maccarrone attended the Economic and Social Outlook Conference, hosted by The Australian and the Melbourne Institute and attended by Australia’s policy elite. Held in the early days of the Turnbull government, the theme of the conference was the road to reform, and a sense of optimism pervaded proceedings thanks to a new Prime Minister regarded by many as a breath of fresh air. Now, a day out from the Turnbull government’s first budget, read James’ reflections from the conference on the lessons for reform that emerged from the conference. Will tomorrow’s document fit the brief? Or are James’ great expectations yet to be met?

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