“The looming applications by Finland and Sweden for NATO membership together constitute the most significant strategic change in Europe since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the destruction of the Berlin Wall,” said Allan Behm, Director of the Australia Institute’s International & Security Affairs Program.Read more
Australia has a great opportunity to improve its policies for children.Read more
Australia’s housing affordability crisis results from over- reliance on just two options – private home ownership and private renting. To tackle it, a wider repertoire of policies is required.
Nordic nations are integrating sustainability criteria into their 2022 dietary guidelines to promote both nutrition and environmental sustainability, and hope to inspire countries outside the Nordic region to follow suit. Australia is currently updating its own dietary guidelines for the first time in ten years.
“Australia has missed a great opportunity to improve its parental leave policies, invest in children's early years, support parents and improve gender equality,” said Professor Andrew Scott at Deakin University and Convenor of The Australia Institute’s Nordic Policy Centre.Read more
The Finnish Act on Transport Services frames transport as a whole system, rather than single and separate services – allowing public, active and shared transportation to compete with private vehicle ownership in terms of flexibility and convenience.