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Policy Forum Pod
Policy Forum Pod
Policy Forum Pod

Policy Forum Pod is the podcast of Policy Forum.net - Asia and the Pacific's platform for public policy debate, analysis and discussion.... more

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Episodes

Changing childcare

To kick off our new series of episodes on education, Deborah Brennan and Leonora Risse join us to discuss how... more

22 Sep 2022 · 59 minutes
The art of living together

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, political economist Katherine Trebeck and author and advocate Tim Hollo join us to... more

16 Sep 2022 · 50 minutes
Waste and reward: low-value health care and its impact on patients

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, we discuss how ‘low-value’ health care is causing harm to patients and what... more

09 Sep 2022 · 42 minutes
Navigating the mental health system

General practitioner Louise Stone and psychiatrist Philip Keightley join us to discuss Australia’s mental health system, the wellbeing of health... more

01 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Taking the temperature of Australian health care

This week on Policy Forum Pod, Clare Skinner and Lesley Russell join us to explore where the opportunities exist for... more

25 Aug 2022 · 55 minutes
Australia’s drinking water divide

According to a new study, Australia needs a national drinking water quality database - we speak to Paul Wyrwoll and... more

19 Aug 2022 · 51 minutes
Australia’s road to a sustainable and equitable energy future

This week on Policy Forum Pod, the ANU Energy Change Institute’s Thomas Longden and RegNet’s Lee White join Sharon Bessell... more

12 Aug 2022 · 57 minutes
A penguin gets lost in the Australian desert

This week on Policy Forum Pod, David Lindenmayer joins us to discuss Australia’s dire biodiversity trajectory and what policymakers need... more

05 Aug 2022 · 57 minutes
The state of the environment

This week on Policy Forum Pod, Mark Howden joins Arnagretta Hunter and Sharon Bessell to discuss the recent state of... more

29 Jul 2022 · 52 minutes
Making empathy unconditional: changing the story on poverty and inequality

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, John Falzon, Sharon Bessell and Arnagretta Hunter discuss the serious impact inequality has... more

22 Jul 2022 · 56 minutes
The price of a healthy life

This week on Policy Forum Pod, Sharon Friel joins Arnagretta Hunter and Sharon Bessell to look at the health impacts... more

14 Jul 2022 · 58 minutes
Economic sovereignty for First Nations Australians

This week on Policy Forum Pod, Vice-President First Nations at The Australian National University Peter Yu joins us in the... more

07 Jul 2022 · 52 minutes
Back to basics - the economy and us

This week on Policy Forum Pod, Warwick McKibbin and Kristen Sobeck join us in the first episode in our new... more

04 Jul 2022 · 51 minutes
Healing from the heart

This week on Policy Forum Pod, Virginia Marshall joins us to discuss the Uluru Statement from the Heart and Australia’s... more

24 Jun 2022 · 59 minutes
Food, water and energy for all

This week on Policy Forum Pod, Professor of Economics and Convenor of the Water Justice Hub Quentin Grafton joins us... more

17 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Can Australia’s new parliament ‘set the standard’?

This week on Policy Forum Pod, youth advocate Yasmin Poole and expert on gender-sensitive parliaments Sonia Palmieri join us to... more

09 Jun 2022 · 51 minutes
Australia’s Pacific diplomacy

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, George Carter and Siobhan McDonnell join us to talk about Australia’s diplomacy in... more

03 Jun 2022 · 59 minutes
Australia’s post-election policy priorities

This week on Policy Forum Pod, public policy experts Helen Sullivan and Sara Bice join us to discuss the outcome... more

27 May 2022 · 56 minutes
A care collective

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, economist at King’s College London Alfredo Saad-Filho joins us to talk about neoliberalism,... more

20 May 2022 · 56 minutes
The future of healthcare

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, physician and researcher James Trauer and Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Australian... more

13 May 2022 · 54 minutes
LIVE SHOW | Election policy peril

In this live Democracy Sausage and Policy Forum Pod crossover episode, Nicholas Biddle joins Sharon Bessell, Arnagretta Hunter and Mark... more

05 May 2022 · 59 minutes
Hope for aged care

On the fourth episode in our mini-series on care, Diane Gibson and Kasia Bail from the University of Canberra join... more

28 Apr 2022 · 57 minutes
The right to a healthy environment

Newly-appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur Dr Ian Fry joins us to discuss the human rights impacts of climate change.How has... more

22 Apr 2022 · 49 minutes
A bittersweet budget?

On the second episode in our new mini-series, John Falzon from Per Capita and Kasy Chambers from Anglicare Australia join... more

07 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Preserving public goods

Millie Rooney joins Sharon Bessell and Arnagretta Hunter on the 250th episode of Policy Forum Pod to discuss rethinking the... more

31 Mar 2022 · 47 minutes
Australian species on the brink

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Conservation Foundation Kelly O’Shanassy joins us to talk... more

24 Mar 2022 · 48 minutes
Planning for the worst on climate change

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Barbara Norman and Mark Howden join us to discuss the urgent need for... more

17 Mar 2022 · 51 minutes
Women and the social security system

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Elise Klein from The Australian National University and Kay Cook from Swinburne University... more

10 Mar 2022 · 45 minutes
Globalisation and the search for common ground

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Anthea Roberts and Nicolas Lamp - authors of The Six Faces of Globalization:... more

03 Mar 2022 · 58 minutes
Preventing violence against women and girls with disabilities

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Patty Kinnersly from Our Watch and Jen Hargrave from Women with Disabilities Victoria... more

24 Feb 2022 · 45 minutes
All ears? Communication and the key to a correct diagnosis

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Maria Dahm and Carmel Crock join hosts Sharon Bessell and Arnagretta Hunter to... more

17 Feb 2022 · 42 minutes
Who decides? The push to lower Australia’s voting age

On our first episode of Policy Forum Pod for 2022, we’re joined by Faith Gordon and Rob Watts to talk... more

10 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Big vision, small politics, and why we must #ValueCaring

Health equity scholar Sharon Friel and regular hosts Sharon Bessell and Arnagretta Hunter join Angus Blackman to reflect on some... more

10 Dec 2021 · 57 minutes
Trouble at the register

On this Policy Forum Pod, Ariadne Vromen and Briony Lipton join us to talk about the increase in customer abuse... more

03 Dec 2021 · 38 minutes
Inside COP26

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, climate negotiator Dr Siobhan McDonnell and disaster risk expert Dr Robert Glasser join... more

26 Nov 2021 · 49 minutes
Building a creative country

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Kate Fielding from arts and culture think tank A New Approach and Kim... more

18 Nov 2021 · 37 minutes
Focusing on our footprint

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, the Australian Capital Territory’s Climate Change Commissioner Sophie Lewis and Member for Ginnenderra... more

12 Nov 2021 · 46 minutes
The future of the public servant

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Helen Sullivan, Helen Dickinson, and Hayley Henderson join us to discuss the changing... more

05 Nov 2021 · 41 minutes
COP26 and climate justice for the Pacific

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Siobhan McDonnell and George Carter join us for a powerful, confronting conversation about... more

29 Oct 2021 · 45 minutes
Will COP26 be a turning point?

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, climate experts Mark Howden and Frank Jotzo join us to discuss Australia’s climate... more

22 Oct 2021 · 42 minutes
Feeling the heat

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, climate researcher Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick and health professional Simon Quilty join us to discuss... more

15 Oct 2021 · 40 minutes
Breaking with convention - human rights in the Asia Pacific

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, scholars Mathew Davies and Susan Harris Rimmer join us to look at the... more

08 Oct 2021 · 45 minutes
What’s at stake at the Glasgow climate conference?

On this Policy Forum Pod, we discuss climate change, security, and the upcoming UN Conference of the Parties in Glasgow... more

01 Oct 2021 · 47 minutes
Ending violence against women and their children

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Chief Executive Officer of Our Watch Patty Kinnersly joins us to discuss the... more

24 Sep 2021 · 43 minutes
Growing up in the shadow of the pandemic

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, child psychiatrist Karen Gaunson and child protection scholar Tim Moore join us to... more

16 Sep 2021 · 52 minutes
Time for work to change

In the final episode of our Policy Forum Pod mini-series on work, Lyndall Strazdins and John Falzon join us to... more

10 Sep 2021 · 50 minutes
Protecting Australians at work with Michele O’Neil

On the penultimate episode of our Policy Forum Pod mini-series on work, we speak to President of the Australian Council... more

02 Sep 2021 · 54 minutes
The value of the commons with Guy Standing

On this episode in our Policy Forum Pod mini-series on work, author and researcher Guy Standing joins Sharon Bessell and Arnagretta Hunter... more

26 Aug 2021 · 57 minutes
Ensuring decent work and social protection for all

On the third episode in our Policy Forum Pod mini-series on work, Shahra Razavi from the International Labour Organization joins... more

19 Aug 2021 · 45 minutes
What we value with Marilyn Waring

On the second instalment in our Policy Forum Pod mini-series on work, principal founder of the field of feminist economics... more

13 Aug 2021 · 54 minutes
Work with James Suzman

In the first episode of our Policy Forum Pod mini-series on work, anthropologist and author James Suzman joins us to... more

06 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Running on empty

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, mental health researcher Luis Salvador-Carulla and Cassandra Goldie join us to look at... more

29 Jul 2021 · 54 minutes
The future of political leadership

On the final episode in the Policy Forum Pod mini-series on leadership, author and former senator Scott Ludlam joins us... more

22 Jul 2021 · 44 minutes
Women in leadership with Natasha Stott Despoja

In the penultimate episode of our Policy Forum Pod mini-series on leadership and democracy, Natasha Stott Despoja - former Senator... more

16 Jul 2021 · 55 minutes
Local leadership and the democratic process

In the second episode of our mini-series on leadership and democracy, political scientist Carolyn Hendriks and community leader Denis Ginnivan... more

09 Jul 2021 · 45 minutes
Political leadership in Australia

In this first episode in our mini-series on leadership and democracy, historians Chris Wallace and Frank Bongiorno join us to... more

02 Jul 2021 · 52 minutes
Learning from the Black Summer

It’s an experience no Australian wants to relive, but bushfire seasons like that of 2019/2020 are likely to increase in... more

25 Jun 2021 · 44 minutes
Why policymakers need to value caring

It’s the glue that holds society together, but existing economic and policy systems find care so hard to place a... more

17 Jun 2021 · 54 minutes
Caring for older Australians

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, aged care expert Diane Gibson and social researcher Nicholas Biddle join us to... more

11 Jun 2021 · 49 minutes
A statement of values? Australia’s falling foreign aid budget

On the new episode of Policy Forum Pod, experts Stephen Howes and Sally Moyle join Sharon Bessell to take a... more

04 Jun 2021 · 54 minutes
India’s COVID-19 nightmare

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, The Australian National University’s Assa Doron and Azad Singh Bali join Sharon Bessell... more

28 May 2021 · 47 minutes
Successes and setbacks in the Pacific

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Pacific experts Meg Keen and Henry Ivarature join Arnagretta Hunter to discuss how... more

21 May 2021 · 50 minutes
Social policy and the federal budget

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, sociologist John Falzon and Anglicare Australia head Kasy Chambers join Sharon Bessell and... more

14 May 2021 · 54 minutes
A vision for a healthy Australia

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, experts in the social determinants of health Sharon Friel and Sandro Demaio join... more

07 May 2021 · 54 minutes
Australia’s climate narrative after the Biden summit

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, our expert panel - Professor Mark Howden and Dr Imran Ahmad from The... more

30 Apr 2021 · 39 minutes
Doing democracy differently – young Australians and politics

In many countries around the world young people are turning away from democracy, but are young Australians following suit? On... more

23 Apr 2021 · 46 minutes
Assuming new roles - gender, the pay gap, and violence against women

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, economist Robert Breunig and gender, work, and employment expert Rae Cooper join Sharon... more

16 Apr 2021 · 46 minutes
Bushfires, inequality, and planning for the future

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Quentin Grafton and Arnagretta Hunter join Sharon Bessell to discuss what governments need... more

09 Apr 2021 · 46 minutes
On life’s lottery with Glyn Davis

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, we hear from public policy expert Professor Glyn Davis who joined Professor Helen... more

26 Mar 2021 · 46 minutes
Marching for justice

On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Kim Rubenstein, Sharon Bessell, and Arnagretta Hunter reflect on the March4Justice protests and... more

19 Mar 2021 · 51 minutes
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On this episode of Policy Forum Pod, Kim Rubenstein, Sharon Bessell, and Arnagretta Hunter reflect on the March4Justice protests and the policy... more