Weekly roundup Saturday 20 November

Think of something

Even more bull in the emissions reduction plan

Weekly roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.

Climate change

Australia’s magic modelling. How a change from a three-letter word to a four-letter word brought joy to Resources Minister Pitt.

Other economics

Higher wages, inflation and interest rates are on the way – well, maybe, some time into the future.

Politics and public ideas

More Australian history left out of the textbooks. Shakespeare makes observations on Australia’s politics and leadership. Morrison seeks a relationship with the ABC modelled on Xi’s relationship with the Xinhua News Agency.

Pandemic politics

Fibs about our vaccination rates. Should the unvaccinated be sent to Nauru? How Singapore and Israel wreck epidemiologists’ models.

Polls and surveys

Pollsters shocked to discover that there are more than two political parties in Australia. Thais are more sentimental for the good old days than Chinese.

Webinars and long podcasts

Is Western Australia about to leave the federation and become a province of China? Democracy Sausage on COP26 and other world politics.

Tales from the Wagga Woods

Book now or miss out.

If you have feasted yourself on this selection, Australian websites with regular comment and analysis on economic and political developments include The Conversation, The Grattan Institute, Inside Story, The Lowy Institute, Michael West Media, Open Forum, Pearls and Irritations.

If you have comments, corrections, or links to other relevant sources, I’d like to hear from you. Please send them to Ian McAuley — ian, at the domain name ianmcauley.com