Policy

28 November, 2017

Policy solutions do grow on trees!

[cvm_playlist theme=”default” aspect_ratio=”16×9″ width=”640″ volume=”30″ videos=”2025″] Policy solutions do grow on trees! An informative video about how to build an issue tree to solve policy problems. […]
15 May, 2017
Eating an elephant

Culture is a cruel mistress

By John Preston Radio—Created by Visnezh—Freepik.com On the ABC’s Radio National’s morning program the other day, presenter Fran Kelly chided Federal member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson […]
15 May, 2017
How the big players solve big problems

How the big players solve big problems

By Robert Garran How to solve problems like McKinsey and Company without paying a squillion dollars What are the secrets of success for McKinsey and Company […]
1 May, 2017
457 Visas

457 visas—A horse for your communications wagon

By Emily Edmunds and John Preston The Easter long weekend was a busy one for the Prime Minister’s communications team. The Prime Minister’s polls were problematic: his […]
24 April, 2017
Ad-Hominem-Fallacy

The ad hominem delusion that infects our public debate

By Susannah Bishop and John Preston We like to believe we’re a culture of tolerance and understanding. We’re in the land of ideas. Mercifully—at least in Australia—the […]
19 April, 2017
Maslow's Hierarchy & Bloom's Taxonomy

Learning by numbers—Maslow and Bloom suggest not

By John Preston Humans are curious creatures. On one level, we are capable of profound understanding and complex cognition. On another we are completely dependent on […]
19 April, 2017
Greek orator

Critical reasoning and strategic decision making—Analysis, values and persuasion in public policy

By John Preston In ancient Greek mythology, Theseus—the founder of Greek democracy—entered the Labyrinth on the island of Minos and conquered the Minotaur. Theseus was renowned […]
3 April, 2017
The Gordian Knot

Ready, steady, go! – Bridging the science—influence—policy divide in public sector policy

By John Preston Let’s face it; if facts were enough, we wouldn’t still be discussing the science of climate change, would we? And yet here we […]
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