These mistakes have been mainly caused by our leaders giving priority to a good political story over good policy.
Two more COVID-19 vaccines may now be on the cards for Australia, should they pass clinical trials. But, as with earlier vaccine deals, there are no guarantees.
In the past decade, the Australian government has commissioned data analytics projects worth more than A$200 million. We have little information about what they involved.
It's time to reform stamp duty, one of the most inefficient and distorting taxes collected by Australia's state and territory governments.
Australia Post has long yearned to be freed from its obligation to deliver letters daily. With the COVID-19 pandemic it has been given that chance.
The crisis is a chance to change the Pacific Step-up from something Australia does "to" or "for" the region to something it does "with" it.
The idea there is no government fate worse than debt is misleading at best.
Charter of Budget Honesty aside, we can expect assumptions that stretch credulity so the Australian government can maintain its surplus forecast.
The federal government wants more older people to keep working. Our research suggests this requires dramatically reconfiguring work options.
Simply providing more money will not accelerate the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Almost all states have improved their accountability in recent years, and are far ahead of the Commonwealth government.
As families are airlifted off Nauru for medical treatment, there is at last a glimmer of hope that a long-standing and cruel policy might finally be put to rest.
Australian national Antonio Bagnato is on death row in Thailand as that country resumes executions. The federal government must use all diplomatic means to push its anti-death penalty stance.