The Australian Policy & History Network is a partnership between the Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin University and the Australian National University.
The Australian Policy and History Network aims to provide policymakers, the media and the general public with relevant, accessible information about the historical background to current events and issues. This network connects historians with those making and commenting on public policy, so that the insights gained from the past can be used to inform decision-making in the present, in turn leading to better outcomes in the future. The website publishes articles on current news and affairs by professional historians and other writers engaged with history in Australia and internationally.
APH collaborates with the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, including on the Australian Prime Ministers Centre Seminar, 2015.
The Network was co-founded in 2010 by Professor David Lowe at Deakin University, Associate Professor Melanie Oppenheimer at the University of New England, Zoe Pollock of the History Council of New South Wales, and Dr Nicholas Brown from the Australian National University.
Members of the Contemporary Histories Research Group have contributed papers to the Australian Policy and History Network, including Professor David Lowe, Dr Tony Joel, Dr Jon Ritchie, and postgraduate members Will Peart and Celeste Thorn.