Policy briefs

Launched in 2020, this policy brief series aims to distil academic research into policy analysis and clear recommendations, drawing on the cutting-edge research taking place at the School of Government and The University of Melbourne, as well as the School of Government’s extensive global networks. The series is edited by Deputy Director Tom Daly and Research Fellow Hannah Irving.

Selected briefs will be produced in collaboration with the COVID-DEM project, which examines how the pandemic is affecting democracy in Australia and worldwide.


Policy Briefs 2022

Policy briefs will be published throughout 2022. We welcome submissions and ideas for policy briefs, which can be sent to either of the Co-Editors, Hannah Irving or Tom Daly. View here for submission guidelines for 2022.

COP26 Mini-Series: Governing After Glasgow

Governing After Glasgow is a mini-series focused on COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (31 October -12 November 2021) and the broader policy implications of addressing the climate crisis.

Watch a high-level panel on the climate crisis and democracy, featuring Zali Steggall MP and Professor Joo-Cheong Tham, here

Policy Briefs 2021


Policy Briefs 2020

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Australian Climate Accord cover
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GDC 7
Closest to people
New strategy, new voices
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Prioritising Parliament
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Securing democracy title page