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Change Governance Podcast and Video Content

Members and associates of the Centre for Change Governance generate high quality podcast and video content on their latest research findings and facilitate discussion and debate with leading national and international experts on a broad range of governance and policy problems. We currently host five digital experiences all accessible from the tabs at the top of this page.

Policy bites

Virginia Haussegger AM in conversation with Mark Evans on contemporary policy and governance problems. Videos available soon.

  • Why Democracy 2025?
  • What is political trust?
  • Why does it matter?
  • What does the data tell us about trust between government and citizen in Australia?
  • Why are levels of political trust so low in Australia?
  • What can be done about it?
  • What are the main policy issues that have come to the fore in Australia in consequence of the double whammy of COVID-19 and economic recession?
  • What new ways of doing policy are set to stay post-COVID-19?
Public Service Conversations

A series of one to one conversations with leading thinkers from academic, political journalism, politics and practice on the big policy and governance questions of our time.

Mark Evans in conversation with Michelle Grattan on the “Media and the APS”.

Mark Evans in conversation with Michelle Grattan on “Seeing like a Minister” – how to build strong working relationships between Ministerial offices and departmental advisors.

Mark Evans in conversation with Michelle Grattan on “Can the idea of a National Cabinet save Australian Federalism?

Mark Evans in conversation with Michelle Grattan on “The role of a free media in Australian politics and public policy”.

Mark Evans in conversation with Mark Kenny on the Australian Public Service (APS) and the Media on how to build strong working relationships between the APS and the media.

Mark Evans in conversation with former Chief Statistician and Head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) David Kalisch PSM on his experiences of change leadership and solving complex problems:

  • Transforming leadership and governance – a case study of the ABS
  • The ABS and innovation – drawing lessons from the e-census and postal vote on marriage equality
  • New directions in data governance

Mark Kenny in conversation with Anne McNaughton, Mark Evans, and Marija Taflaga on “Tracking trust in government” and addressing the government’s COVID-19 app, post-crisis tax and economics, and whether consensus politics has any chance of continuing after the crisis.

Democracy 2025

Democracy 2025-Conversation Democratic Fundamentals Podcast with Michelle Grattan and Mark Evans produced by Contentgroup

A series of panel discussions with leading thinkers from academic, political journalism, politics and practice on the big policy and governance questions of our time. Hosted by Michelle Grattan and Mark Evans.

Series 1: Political trust in times of Coronavirus

Episode 1: How does Australia compare: what makes a leading democracy?

In this first episode of our series on Political trust in times of Coronavirus, Mark Evans discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Australian democracy in the context of managing the COVID-19 outbreak with Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb and Michelle Grattan.

Episode 2: What role will the Australian Public Service need to play in a Post COVID-19 World?

In this episode, Renée Leon, former Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Human Services, and Peter Shergold, former Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, discuss the challenges and opportunities for the Australian Public Service as the world eases restrictions with hosts Mark Evans and Michelle Grattan.

Episode 3: Trust, democracy and COVID-19: A British Perspective

In this podcast Mark Evans and Michelle Grattan explore differences in the management, experience and impact of the crisis in the company of three leading British academic thinkers and members of the Trustgov project at the University of Southampton – Will Jennings (Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Southampton and elections analyst for Sky News), Dr. Jennifer Gaskell co-founder of Build Up, and Gerry Stoker (Professor of Governance at the University of Southampton and Centenary Professor at the University of Canberra).

Democracy 2025 Future Democracy Series

Liberalism and Australian Democracy: Lessons from History – A talk by Dr David Kemp

The Hon. Dr David Kemp reflects on the contribution of liberalism to Australia’s democratic story and asks what we can learn for the future. This address is part of the Democracy 2025’s Future Democracy series, held in the House of Representatives Chamber in the spiritual home of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. You can read the transcript online: Liberalism and Australian Democracy: Lessons from History and also listen to the address on Soundcloud.

Research bites

Dr Helen Haines MP, Tanya Plibersek MP, David Sharma MP, Michelle Grattan and Professor Gerry Stoker and host, Professor Mark Evans, discuss the findings from the Democracy 2025 report on How Australian Federal Politicians would like to Reform their Democracy. The video was produced by democracy 2025 digital partner, contentgroup.

Mark Evans reports the findings of the first wave of community discussions on the 2020 Eden Monaro By-election (podcast to follow).