7 December, 2021

The year end cometh

And so we say goodbye to 2021. And we’d like to end the year by acknowledging 2 very different individuals who have in very different ways made the world a better place. One The first is Ms Grace Tame. As […]
7 December, 2021

‘Ghostbusters’ the movie causes death … or not

Last month, as a proof of why we must be extra careful when handling data, Professor Jeffrey Morris analysed if the 1984 movie Ghostbusters was killing people. In an exercise that demonstrates common errors of reasoning and analysis, Professor Morris […]
7 December, 2021

Blackwhite – December 2021

One The Future Fund invests on behalf of the Australian Government. In November 2021, journalists from the Guardian, Ben Butler and Ben Doherty, asked if the fund had invested in a weapons manufacturer that sold combat aircraft to the Myanmar […]
7 December, 2021

The Barnaby Joyce Award for 2021

The Barnaby Joyce Award goes to a person who has contributed in some way to Australian society during the year. For 2021 we give this award to Mr Craig Kelly, the Member for Hughes. In doing so, we were inspired […]
7 December, 2021

Getting modelling and analysis right

Modelling is part of the analytical toolkit that policy makers use. We estimate what are the consequences of policy A and plan B. If we use modelling or draw on the results of modelling, we know that all modelling is […]
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