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Policy Forum Pod is the podcast of PolicyForum.net - Asia and the Pacific's platform for public policy debate, analysis and discussion. Policy Forum is based at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University.
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Policy Forum Pod is the podcast of PolicyForum.net - Asia and the Pacific's platform for public policy debate, analysis and discussion. Policy Forum is based at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University.
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    Care, connection and who decides

    Care, connection and who decides

    In this episode, we speak to the CEO of the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Professor Kristy Muir about care, connection and who decides in policymaking, especially around children.
    She discusses the life and death realities of social capital, the importance of a wellbeing framework and the challenges of a silo approach to making progress on societal issues. Professor Muir says we need to think long term to change society for the better.
    Professor Muir says we need to place greater importance on Indigenous knowledge, caring for Country and generational views and relationships. She also discusses what steps need to be taken now, after the Voice referendum, saying it is a long-term effort, and we need to keep doing the work. 
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    Professor Kristy Muir is the Chief Executive Officer of the Paul Ramsay Foundation, one of Australia’s largest and most influential philanthropic foundations. She is also a Professor of Social Policy at UNSW Sydney Business School.
     
    Sharon Bessell is a Professor of Public Policy and Director of both the Children’s Policy Centre and the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.
    Arnagretta Hunter is the Human Futures Fellow at ANU College of Health and Medicine, a cardiologist, a physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at ANU Medical School.
     

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    • 50 min
    Our vulnerable environment with Sophie Lewis

    Our vulnerable environment with Sophie Lewis

    In this episode we speak to Dr Sophie Lewis, the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment. She discusses the key takeaways from the 2023 ACT State of the Environment Report, and how both individuals, industries and governments can make a difference.
    Dr Lewis talks about how we all need to think about the things we never get back unless action is taken. She says we need to limit urban growth, set a limit on what we are willing to lose within our environment, and further everyone’s understanding of Scope 3 emissions. She acknowledges the complexity and interconnectedness of issues around the environment and sustainability with broader climate change issues and the challenges this poses in making progress. 
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    Dr Sophie Lewis is the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment. Dr Lewis is a climate scientist, who was named ACT Scientist of the Year in 2019, in recognition of her research, particularly on weather extremes and how climate change contributes to events such as bushfires and droughts. She has also been a lead author of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, which are used worldwide to develop policies around climate change.
     
    Sharon Bessell is a Professor of Public Policy and Director of both the Children’s Policy Centre and the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.
    Arnagretta Hunter is the Human Futures Fellow at ANU College of Health and Medicine, a cardiologist, a physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at ANU Medical School.

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    • 42 min
    The Forest Wars: securing the future

    The Forest Wars: securing the future

    Professor David Lindenmayer joins the podcast to discuss the importance of forests, the threats they are facing, and the myths around the logging industry.
    In his latest book, The Forest Wars: The ugly truth about what’s happening to our tall forests, Professor Lindenmayer unearths truths about what happens to forests that have been recently logged in a bushfire, how logging impacts native animals, and what happens to our native trees once they are logged. His research reveals uncomfortable truths about the profitability and employment outcomes of the forestry industry, and he says misinformation in these areas limits evidence-based policy reform.
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    Professor David Lindenmayer AO is a world-leading expert in forest and woodland ecology, resource management, conservation science and biodiversity conservation. He is based at the Australian National University and is among the world’s most productive and highly cited scholars, publishing more than 1440 scientific articles and 48 books.
     
    Sharon Bessell is a Professor of Public Policy and Director of both the Children’s Policy Centre and the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.
    Arnagretta Hunter is the Human Futures Fellow at ANU College of Health and Medicine, a cardiologist, a physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at ANU Medical School.

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    • 44 min
    A conversation with ANU Vice-Chancellor Genevieve Bell

    A conversation with ANU Vice-Chancellor Genevieve Bell

    ANU Vice-Chancellor, Distinguished Professor Genevive Bell joins us to discuss the power of stories, knowledge and a vision for our future.

    Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell is the 13th Vice-Chancellor of ANU. She is also the University’s first female Vice-Chancellor. She holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and is a renowned anthropologist, technologist, and futurist, having spent more than two decades in Silicon Valley helping guide Intel's product development and social science and design research capabilities.
    Sharon Bessell is a Professor of Public Policy and Director of both the Children’s Policy Centre and the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.
    Arnagretta Hunter is the Human Futures Fellow at ANU College of Health and Medicine, a cardiologist, a physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at ANU Medical School.

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    • 50 min
    Building for social inclusion with Sara Bice

    Building for social inclusion with Sara Bice

    In this podcast we speak to Professor Sara Bice about the importance of building for social inclusion, co-design and community consultation as Australia spends $300 billion on infrastructure projects.
    Professor Bice co-founded the Institute for Infrastructure in Society to help better integrate social and community aspects. She says the best policy making occurs when there is a shared agreement on what the problem is, and the focus can then be on fixing that problem.
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    Professor Sara Bice is co-founder and Director of the Institute for Infrastructure in Society (I2S) at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.
     
    Sharon Bessell is a Professor of Public Policy and Director of both the Children’s Policy Centre and the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.
    Arnagretta Hunter is the Human Futures Fellow at ANU College of Health and Medicine, a cardiologist, physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at ANU Medical School.

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    • 53 min
    21st Century Capitalism - A tribute to Susan Sell

    21st Century Capitalism - A tribute to Susan Sell

    In this episode we pay tribute to Professor Susan Sell. Professor Sell died unexpectedly in December 2023. In re-releasing this conversation from August 2023 about 21st Century Capitalism, we honour her intellectual rigour and the enormous contribution of her research.
    Professor Sell’s work was theoretically ground-breaking and an exemplary example of the careful research that contributes to our understanding of the nature of power and what this means for societies, for equity and for justice.
    Those who knew Susan remember her as full of life, full of generosity and someone who genuinely cared and was a wonderful friend and colleague.
    Professor Susan Sell was based at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University. She previously held positions at a number of universities, including George Washington University in the United States and published widely on the global political economy and on 21st century capitalism. In 2015-2016 she was appointed to the Expert Advisory Group for the United Nations Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Public Health and Access to Medicines.
     
    Sharon Bessell is a Professor of Public Policy and Director of both the Children’s Policy Centre and the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.
     
    Arnagretta Hunter is the Human Futures Fellow at ANU College of Health and Medicine, a cardiologist, a physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at ANU Medical School.

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    • 46 min

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Reclaiming Imagination with Rob Hawkins

I loved this conversation. Many of our conversations around the future are so depressing and so sad. But this has given me a whole new way to look at the future, with a positive imagination. It’s such a simple concept but I’m embarrassed to say I hadn’t thought about it.
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