The Policy Shop
About This Show
A podcast at the University of Melbourne, Australia, the Policy Shop is where local and global public policy is examined. Local and global academics address a different public policy subject with the host, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. Please review our podcast on iTunes.
Most Recent Episode
Corruption and Australia's Parliament
Democracy in Australia in drowning in distrust, and the system of parliamentary sovereignty evolved over centuries has effectively become a sham. So argues one of Australia’s most distinguished judicial officials, former Queensland Royal Commissioner and retired Supreme Court Judge Tony Fitzgerald QC.
Decades of domination by the executive arm of government over a notionally supreme parliament has led to a major disconnect between the values of most Australians on one side and the interests of major party bosses on the other. An urgently needed solution is a new set of institutional reforms including a national anti-corruption watchdog to inform the public better about government behaviour.
The need for these reforms is discussed in detail in this exclusive interview between Tony Fitzgerald QC and the host of The Policy Shop, University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis.