Securing children’s future: Nordic-style investment needed in early years learning
Planned new funds from the national and two major state governments for early years learning have huge potential. This paper argues that Nordic-style measures to reduce privatised childcare – and now boost wages, job security and training support for children’s educators and carers – are...
Homes for people: how Nordic policies can improve Australia’s housing affordability
Australia’s housing affordability crisis results from an over-reliance on just two options – private home ownership and private renting. To tackle it, a wider repertoire of policies is required. This report brings together three essays from writers with knowledge of Australian and Nordic social policy...
Degrees north: vocational and university education in Australia and Nordic countries
Australia should consider whether it wants a higher education and vocational training system more like that of Finland or more like the USA, according to this report from The Australia Institute’s Nordic Policy Centre.
Skatt: treasure and tax in the Nordic countries
Tax is the price we pay to live in a civilised society. This paper explores the lessons Australia could learn from Nordic countries, such as Norway, in providing leadership for revenue raising options in Australia.
Northern Lights: bright ideas from Nordic countries
Andrew Scott, Associate Professor in Politics and Policy at Deakin University, is the guest on this episode of Life Matters. The Nordic countries have both economic prosperity and social equality and Scott believes that Australian governments should adopt similar policies on work life balance, employment...