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Kicking policy goals

11 December 2022

On the final episode of Policy Forum Pod for 2022, Katherine Trebeck and Millie Rooney join us to reflect on this year’s big policy issues and consider the opportunities for change that lie before us.

What were the policy highlights and lowlights of the year? Where are the opportunities for transformative change in 2023? In the last instalment of Policy Forum Pod for 2022, founder of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Katherine Trebeck and National Coordinator for Australia ReMADE Millie Rooney join Professor Sharon Bessell and Dr Arnagretta Hunter to look back on the year and consider the possibilities and challenges that lie ahead. Listen here.

Katherine Trebeck is a political economist, writer and advocate for economic system change. She co-founded the Wellbeing Economy Alliance and is a writer-in-residence at the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh Futures Institute.

Millie Rooney is the National Coordinator for Australia ReMADE, an independent, non-profit leadership network where Australian civil society leaders can collaborate with one another and engage in long-term proactive agenda-setting.

Sharon Bessell is Professor of Public Policy and Director of both the Children’s Policy Centre and the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.

Arnagretta Hunter is the Human Futures Fellow at ANU College of Health and Medicine, a cardiologist, physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at ANU Medical School.

Show notes | The following were mentioned during this episode:

From What is to What If by Rob Hopkins (2020)

Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey (2022)

Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman (2020)

The Australian WarsSBS 

The Commons Social Change Library

The Economics of Arrival: Ideas of a Grown-Up Economy by Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams (2019)

Living Democracy An ecological manifesto for the end of the world as we know it by Tim Hollo (2022)

the reMAKERs, Australia Remade

Collaboration and Public Policy: Agency in the Pursuit of Public Purpose by Helen Sullivan (2022)

Progressive Policies for Economic Development by Alfredo Saad-Filho (2021)

‘What makes a good life?’ featuring Katherine Trebeck, Policy Forum Pod (2019)

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