Narratives matter. Public policy reform proposals are unlikely to be implemented, and even less likely to prove resilient, unless accompanied by a compelling narrative. But compelling narratives can also be dangerous.
In this landmark public lecture, Dr Ken Henry AC says that the narrative used to support economic policy reforms in Australia for the past 30 years needs to change. Dr Henry calls for a new, more honest reform narrative that recognises our economic, social and environmental outcomes are a result of what we do with our national endowments.