Melbourne School of Government
Digital government and disaster responses: empowering community-led recovery
Increasingly, the use of technologies such as the internet, smartphones and social media is amplifying the power of local community action and knowledge. This brief addresses the need for policy change to overcome key barriers in this space.
An Australian Climate Accord: a new way forward for climate crisis governance?
In this policy brief, the authors outline the current federal climate crisis and its international context. They discuss Australia's current ability and strategy for meeting the current targets, demonstrating that current means are inadequate.
Resolving global crises: the urgent need to revive multilateralism and re-think Australia’s role
This paper focuses on the report 'Our Common Agenda', arguably one of the most hard-hitting reports recently released by the United Nations to strengthen multilateralism to address a range of crises, and urges more robust Australian engagement with these processes.
Hate speech against women: addressing a democratic crisis
Public discussion of speech expressing contempt for women has intensified in Australia in recent times. This policy brief provides an overview of this pressing policy challenge, focussing on how such speech represents a crisis of democracy through its silencing of women and limiting of their...
Tax and the fertility freefall: children, care and the Intergenerational Report
This paper argues that Australia should invest in financial support for parental care time for all children, with options suited to both parents, for at least the first 12 months after birth, and for universal public childcare for all children.