Populism over good policy is risking the nation’s future, Ken Henry says

Populism is undermining Australia as a growing number of politicians ignore the advice of experts, former Treasury secretary Ken Henry has claimed, warning deliberate ignorance is risking the nation's social and economic future.

In stinging comments to a small gathering of MPs and social scientists in Canberra on Tuesday, Dr Henry said governments were claiming success for policies that had not fixed the problem they were developed to confront.

  • Shane Wright
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

The outgoing chairman of the National Australia Bank said the country faced a string of policy failings that could deprive a large proportion of people of the …


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