The Policy Shop

The Policy Shop

Australia

A place where we can think about public policy and the way it affects Australia and the world. Hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Professor Glyn Davis, each month, this podcast featuring national and international guests, will tackle a different public policy subject.

Episodes

A Decade of Digital Disruption: Mark Scott's departing thoughts on managing the ABC  

Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Professor Glyn Davis speaks with the departing Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Mark Scott. Mark Scott reflects upon his ten years guiding the national broadcaster through a period of digital disruption. What were the challenges and achievements? And what might be the future for public broadcasting in Australia?

In Focus - Media reform in Australia  

Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Professor Glyn Davis is joined by Dr Margaret Simons and Professor Jock Given to discuss the complex issues around media policy and regulation Australia. How should public policy grapple with a constantly changing media environment? Can policy keep up with the pace of change? And if a free media is a pillar of democracy, what values should media regulation uphold?

Governing the ungovernable? Australia's housing property market  

Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Professor Glyn Davis is joined by economists Dr. Judy Yates and Professor John Freebairn to go behind the political debate and talk about the role of governments in housing. Australians appear to have an insatiable appetite for property, as both owner-occupiers and investors. But at the same time, the 'great Australian dream' of home ownership is becoming out of reach for many, and affordable rental properties can be difficult to find. This discussion explores the policies driving the current trends, ideas for change, and the impacts on Australia financially, socially and economically.

Teaching the Teachers - How can Australia best develop its teaching profession?  

Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Professor Glyn Davis is joined by Professor John Hattie and Judy Crowe, President of the Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals, to examine how Australia can implement policy to develop Australia's teaching education profession. How can Australia attract and retain the best teachers? What is the best teaching education model? How can a worrying exit from the profession be stymied and what can Australia learn from other nations across the world. These are among the questions in the first episode of The Policy Shop.

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