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Multiple exemptions to evidence-based policy

In recent years we’ve seen a number of colossal Government policy failures, including the National Broadband Network and the home insulation scheme, which is now being investigated by a Royal Commission. These failures have resulted from poor policy development processes … Continue reading

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Was Maxine McKew asleep during the Rudd Government?

Maxine McKew was a great journalist, but her time in politics has been marked by naivety and hero worship for Kevin Rudd, against all the objective facts. As a Treasury official during the first eighteen months of the Government I … Continue reading

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