How Australians Should Live: Historical Perspectives on Current Policy Challenges

In November, a workshop convened by the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Australian Policy History Network and the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University was held at Australian National University. This event was organised by Frank Bongiorno and Nicholas Brown (ANU); David Lowe (Deakin); Sean Scalmer (University of Melbourne) and Libby Stewart (MOAD). The discussion was led by Frank Bongiorno, Nicholas Brown, Bruce Chapman, David Lowe, Meredith Edwards, Stuart Macintyre, Sean Scalmer and John Uhr and featured presentations from postgraduate students and early career researchers. The full programme is available here.

Several presenters have granted permission for their presentations to be featured on our website:

Liam Byrne

The Reforming Spirit

Rebecca Cairns

Constructing Asia Literacy as a Policy Problem

Dr Kirstie Close-Barry

Developing the North and Histories of Indigenous Economic Engagement

Nicholas Ferns

Putting Theory Into Practice: International Development and Australian Economic Assistance to Papua New Guinea and Southeast Asia, 1945-75

Anna Kent

Education Scholarships and the Indonesian Australian Relationship

Daniel May

Taking Fire: Understandings of Indigenous Burning and Environmental Politics in Australia and the United States, 1910-2015

Carla Pascoe

For Love or Money? Maternal Wellbeing and Government Policy

David Roth

Life, Death and Deliverance at Callan Park Hospital for the Insane, 1877-1920: A Public Policy Message

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