Time to act on gas and ASIC | The Saturday Paper

It’s a disturbing feature of our leadership over the past several years that major policy challenges have been allowed to drift, despite all evidence of their magnitude and urgency. This drift has been an important factor in the loss of trust in government, and in the dominance of issues such as integrity, transparency and accountability in the most recent federal election. In practical policy terms, these unaddressed problems have become so big that they will require dramatic policy responses, which may prove difficult to deliver.

By: John Hewson is a professor at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and former Liberal opposition leader.

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