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National Policy programs two podcasts

National Policy Programs (NPP) mission is to turn every person into a ‘Policy wonk’.

 

Definition of a policy wonk is:

POLICY WONK

NORTH AMERICAN

INFORMAL

  1. a person who takes an enthusiastic or excessive interest in minor details of political policy.
  2. “she is a policy wonk in tune with a younger generation of voters”

NPP wants people to understand and appreciate how devoting attention to policy details, its frameworks and methodologies, its way of thinking can help deliver better public policy decisions and improve life for all of us.

To help expand the population of ‘policy wonks’ , NPP has produced two podcasts offered free of charge to everyone.

Government Policy Articulated’s podcast

Randal Stewart

67 episodes

‘Government Policy Articulated’ is a podcast in which the voice (‘Randal Stewart’) reads high-profile and controversial reports. Reports from Government Inquiries, Special Commissions, Royal Commissions and Parliamentary Inquiries in Australia are read. Topics include COVID-19 on cruise ships, deaths in Aged Care facilities, Bushfires and other natural disasters, alleged military killings in Afghanistan and many more. This podcast makes the information in these reports available to a wider public.

 

9 OCT 2021

Part 3 Coercive control in domestic relationships Parliament of New South Wales

Part 3 Coercive control in domestic relationships Parliament of New South Wales

Chapter 3 Do current laws effectively address coercive and controlling behaviour? Coercive control in domestic relationships Joint Select Committee on Coercive Control Report 1.57 June 2021 Parliament of New South Wales

30 SEPT 2021

Part 2 Coercive control in domestic relationships Parliament of New South Wales

Chapter Two – What is coercive control? in Coercive control in domestic relationships Joint Select Committee on Coercive control Report 1.57 June 2021 Parliament of New South Wales

24 SEPT 2021

Part 1 Coercive control in domestic relationships Parliament of New South Wales

Chair’s forward, Summary, Answers to questions – coercive control discussion paper, Findings and Recommendations, Chapter One – Why does it matter? in Joint Select Committee on Coercive Control Report 1.57 June 2021 Parliament of New South Wales

21 SEPT 2021

Part 7 Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect …

Chapter 5.1 Regulatory Practice in Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) Volumes One and Two

20 SEPT 2021

Part 6 Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Part 6 Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Chapter 4.5 Suitability Of The Licensee and Crown in Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) Volumes One and Two

19 SEPT 2021

Part 5B Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Chapter 4.3.2 The Chief Executive Officer continued in Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) Volumes One and Two

12 SEPT 2021

Part 5A Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Part 5A Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Chapter 4.2 Suitability, Chapter 4.3 Corporate Character and Chapter 4.3.2 The Chief Executive in Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) Volumes One and Two

9 SEPT 2021

Part 4C Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Part 4C Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Chapter 3.3 China Arrests continued in Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) Volumes One and Two

29 AUG 2021

Part 4B Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Part 4B Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Chapter 3.3 China Arrests continued in Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) Volumes One and Two

25 AUG 2021

Part 4A Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Part 4A Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Chapter 3.3 China Arrests in Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) Volumes One and Two

22 AUG 2021

Part 3B Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Part 3B Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Chapter 2.8 Sharing information with CPH and James Packer continued in Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) Volumes One and Two

20 AUG 2021

Part 3A Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Part 3A Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Chapter 2.5 Contractual Framework for Barangaroo Casino Chapter 2.8 Sharing information with CPH and James Packer in Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) Volumes One and Two

12 AUG 2021

Part 2 Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Part 2 Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Chapter 1,4 Anti-Money Laundering Regulation in Casinos Chapter 1.5 Regulation of Junkets Chapter 1.8 Restricted Gaming Licence at Barangaroo in Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) Volumes One and Two

12 AUG 2021

Part 1 (Re-issued) Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Chapter 1.1 Introduction (abridged) Chapter 1.2 The Casino market and the VIP segment Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) Volumes One and Two

29 JULY 2021

Part 1 Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence

Part 1 Bergin Report of Inquiry into the suitability of Crown to give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence…

Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) Volumes One and Two

24 JULY 2021

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

Aotearoa New Zealand Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 Volumes One to Four

22 JULY 2021

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 – Part 6B What public sector agencies knew about the terrorist continued

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

Aotearoa New Zealand Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 Volumes One to Four

11 JULY 2021

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

Aotearoa New Zealand Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March, 2019 Volumes One to Four

30 JUNE 2021

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

Aotearoa New Zealand Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March, 2019 Volumes One to Four

27 JUNE 2021

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into t the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

Aotearoa New Zealand Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March, 2019 Volumes One t

22 JUNE 2021

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

Aotearoa New Zealand Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March, 2019 Volumes One to Four

12 JUNE 2021

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 – Part 4A The terrorist

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019…

Aotearoa New Zealand Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 Volumes One to Four

5 JUNE 2021

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 – Part 3B What communities told us continued

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

Aotearoa New Zealand Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 Volumes One to Four

31 MAY 2021

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 – Part 3A What communities told us

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

Aotearoa New Zealand Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 Volumes One to Four

29 MAY 2021

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 – Part 2B Context continued

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

Aotearoa New Zealand Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 Volumes One to Four

26 MAY 2021

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 – Part 2A Context

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

Aotearoa New Zealand Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 Volumes One to Four

24 MAY 2021

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 – Part 1 Purpose and process

Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

Aotearoa New Zealand Ko to tatou kainga tenei Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 Volumes One to Four

17 MAY 2021

Brereton Report on unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan – Part 4B Whetham Report

Brereton Report on unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan

Inspector-General Of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) Report of Inquiry into questions of unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan (The Brereton Report)

11 MAY 2021

Brereton Report on unlawful conduct concerning the Special Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan – Part 4A Command and collective responsibility

Brereton Report on unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task (SOTG) in Afghanistan …

Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) Report of Inquiry into questions of unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan (The Brereton Report)

2 MAY 2021

Brereton Report on unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan – Part 3C Inquiries and oversight continued

Brereton Report on unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan

Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) Report of Inquiry into the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan (The Brereton report)

27 APR 2021

Brereton Report on unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan – Part 3B Inquiries and oversight

Brereton Report on unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan

Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) Report of inquiry into questions of unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan (The Brereton Report)

25 APR 2021

Brereton Report om unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan

Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) Report of Inquiry into questions of unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan (The Brereton Report)

9 APR 2021

Brereton Report on unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan – Part 2

Brereton Report on unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan

Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) Report of Inquiry into questions of unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan (The Brereton Report)

1 APR 2021

Brereton Report on unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan – Part 1

Brereton Report on unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan …

Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) Report of Inquiry into questions of unlawful conduct concerning the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in Afghanistan (The Brereton Report)

24 MAR 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations – Chapter 8C Support agency role: DJPR

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

22 MAR 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations – Chapter 8B Establishment of separate roles (decision-making within DHHS)

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

21 MAR 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Final Report and Recommendations – Chapter 8A DHHS as control agency

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Final Report and Recommendations

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

17 MAR 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations – Chapter 7B Contracts for cleaning of quarantine hotels

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations …

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

17 MAR 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations …

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

14 MAR 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

12 MAR 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

7 MAR 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations – Chapter 6A Private Security Introduction

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations …

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

27 FEB 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Final Report and Recommendations Chapter…

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

25 FEB 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations …

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

22 FEB 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations …

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

9 FEB 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations …

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

7 FEB 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations – Chapter 3 The state of pandemic planning in Australia and Victoria and the envisaged use of quarantining

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations …

Board of Inquiry. Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

3 FEB 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations – Chapter 2 COVID-19 – The Science

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations …

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations. Volume 1 and 2

28 JAN 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations – Chapter 1B Additional Recommendations and Background

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations …

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

26 JAN 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations …

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

12 JAN 2021

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations – Preamble

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations …

Board of Inquiry, Victoria. COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report and Recommendations Volume 1 and 2

13 DEC 2020

Aged Care and COVID-19 (Part the First)

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Aged Care and COVID-19: a special report

13 DEC 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Chapter 14 Epilogue

11 DEC 2020

Aged Care and COVID-19 (Part the Second)

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Aged Care and COVID-19: a special report

4 DEC 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Chapter 13 The Public Health Response After Disembarkation

4 DEC 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Chapter 12 The conduct and actions of Princess Cruise Lines and Carnival plc

27 NOV 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Chapter 11 Analysis and conduct of human biosecurity arrangements

27 NOV 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Chapter 10 Review of cruise ship procedures

27 NOV 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Chapter 9 Analysis of the risk assessment of 18 March 2020

16 NOV 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Chapter 8 The risk assessment of 18 March 2020

16 NOV 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Chapter 7 The Voyage of the Ruby Princess from 8-19 March

16 NOV 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Primcess

Chapter 6 Prior Voyages of the Ruby Princess in 2020

16 NOV 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Chapter 5 Enhanced Cruise Ship Procedures

25 OCT 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Chapter 4: Legal Framework for Cruise Ship Arrivals

25 OCT 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby PrincessChapter 3: Chronology of the COVID-19 pandemic

PL25 OCT 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Chapter 2: Key Findings and Recommendations

25 OCT 2020

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview

Our second podcast is:

2. Researching Policy Articulated

 

Researchers around the world study and research public policy and publish in academic journals. This research is rarely read by people interested in policy or by policy practitioners. Randal Stewart chooses interesting and vital publications, reads a description of the study, the key points, the background to the research, the aim and methods of the study, its results and limitations. This is a podcast for those who desire to get the information in academic research but may be too busy to read it or simply want a professional analysis of its main find

 

3 October 2021

Number 8 The Social State: From Transactional to Relational Public Services

 

10 September 2021

Number 7 Public Inquiries as procedural policy tools

 

4 August 2021

Number 6 A review of the evidence on developing and supporting policy and practice networks

 

8 July 2021

Number 5 Algorithmic regulation: A critical interrogation

 

26 March 2021

Number 4 Building Capacity for Evidence-informed Policymaking: Lessons from Country Experience

 

10 February 2021

Number 3 Australia’s Federation: post-pandemic playbook

 

11 January 2021

Number 2 Success and Failure in Environment Policy: The Role of Policy Officials

 

8 December 2021

Number 1 Policy making in the digital age

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