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Dr Nicholas Gruen, Lateral Economics CEO, presents his views on the slow pace of change surrounding the greater adoption of the concept of evidence-based policy.
What kinds of data sources, tools and platforms do we have available, what is the value and the challenge of data and new sources of information, what do we need and what is coming down the line that can help support better policy making, citizen...
To produce evidence with ‘impact’, and know how to ‘make evidence count’, we need to understand the policy process and how evidence is produced and used in a complex system.
Ageism isn’t the only barrier keeping older workers out of jobs.
This case study explores HomeGround Real Estate, an innovative model of delivering affordable housing pioneered by HomeGround Services (now Launch Housing) in Victoria.
While most affordable housing initiatives focus on increasing stock of new social housing, HomeGround Real Estate represents an intervention in a...
The $3.8 billion expansion of the New South Wales prison estate by 7000 beds represents a manifest and very expensive failure of public policy.
There are three reasons why this is so. First, the lack of evidence to support the expansion; second, because prisons...
The spectre of an ageing population has led to the government’s exhortation to repair the national economy to avert ‘intergenerational inequity’, writes Associate Professor Elizabeth Brooke from Swinburne University's Centre for Social Impact.
The case for extending working lives is contained in the National...
For APO, RMIT's Binoy Kampmark reflects on a story of embittered stinginess that never ends.
Is affordable housing a basic right for all Australians like other social goods such as education?
In his new book Accommodating Australians: Commonwealth Government Involvement in Housing Pat Troy answers this question strongly in the affirmative and chronicles a betrayal of this...
Social innovation is an overarching term for a variety of practices that aim to address social problems, and provides a new lens to understand the role of the social in innovation. Social innovation takes the form of products, processes, services and models...