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Why is it that arguments that persuade politicians and the public often completely fail to persuade academics and bureaucrats, and why is that academics and bureaucrats are unable to use the media to cut through?
As an experienced observer of media interactions with policymakers, Peter Martin will present examples from the fields of tax, economics, international treaties and climate change, and suggest ways of bringing the five tribes together.
About the Speaker
Peter Martin is Economics Editor of The Age. A former Commonwealth Treasury official, he has reported economics for the ABC and then for Fairfax Media since 1985. In 1996 he was Journalist in Residence at the Melbourne University Economics Department.