The cynic might argue Theresa May wants to endear herself to the electorate, and what could be more convenient than to bring back a policy which resonates strongly with aspiring middle class parents.
A new report highlights how little we know about what works and what doesn't when it comes to publicly-funded Indigenous programs. It's a similar story in other policy areas – but we can do better.
The 2016 post-election report from the Parliamentary Budget Office lacks context and comes too late to inform voters.
One in four people experience a mental health problem in any give year.
Forget the main stage headliners, the real festival heroes might be selling you crocodile burgers and mango smoothies.
Media reporting and policies almost always tend to focus on what is wrong with Indigenous Australians. This is having unintended consequences.
Labor’s policy does, however, fail to commit to long-term funding for universal access to preschool education.
Researchers and policymakers need to talk to each other. If they don't, important research will merely gather dust and policies might do more harm than good.
PolicyCheck unpacks the detail and history of the Coalition's proposed dental health care policy.
The US has already tried to save a steel industry, and its undercooked response holds some valuable lessons.
Our feelings of self-worth and contentment are no longer the preserve of writers and artists. Science has made measurement of our well-being a viable alternative to the banalities of economic output.
What Wales needs if it's to have a separate system and why it needs to do so.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has created a new index for uncertainty in the Australian economy based on news, financial indicators and economic variables.
The innovation report fails to mention the risk of bias for researchers collaborating with industry. We must ensure that researchers maintain their independence.
Would politicians have the courage to stand up to backlash if people with disability use their care money to pay for overseas holidays, sex workers, internet dating, or tickets to sporting events?
Too many new laws in South Africa are poorly thought through at the policy formulation stage. The new Socio-economic Impact Assessment will need rigorously support throughout government to succeed.
South Africa's lack of a clear policy direction, poor leadership, corruption and electricity supply problems will be the major constraints to its economic growth over the next 20 years.
If there's to be one committee to rule them all, it needs to be handled right.
Possession of a nuclear deterrent has helped prevent recurrent conflict between South Asia's two warring powers.
If every policy decision must pass the 'fairness test', will Australia end up making unfair decisions?