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Thought Leadership

Big data is here, let’s handle it responsibly

A balance is possible between the safe and effective use of nationalised data to inform important government decisions -- without compromising sensitive information. Australian Statistician David Kalisch on how and why that balance matters. Read More

The information that democracy needs

LONG READ: Without a decent flow of information in this popular democracy, how can we have anything like our “equal share” in its power, asks Bret Walker SC in the Whitlam Oration 2018. Read More

Architecture and power: how to fix Australia’s Parliament House

To mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of Australian Parliament House Professor Kim Dovey, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Melbourne and specialist in the politics of public space, explains how buildings shape politics. Could neighbours help reconnect politics with the polis? Read More