Can good policy rescue politics? A Peter Karmel Forum on Public Policy

Date & time
5.30–7.30pm Wednesday 19 April 2017

Gandell Hall, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra ACT

Dr John Hewson AM
Professor Glenn Withers AO
Professor Meredith Edwards AM
Ms Katharine Murphy


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Presented by Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Good Policy

Australia has a strong history of good policies built on well-researched evidence, but in this ‘post truth’ world, it is clear that evidence-based policy making has fallen on hard times.

It’s widely accepted that good policy should be based on the careful analysis of the very best evidence. Instead, populist, short term policy-making seems to be the order of the day.

Join our eminent panel as it discusses how to revive good government. Can good policy making be an answer to the conflict between politics and policy?  Can the right policies, developed the right way, be the inspiration for a return to strong and visionary government?

5:30 – 6:00 – Drinks and canapes served
6:00 – 7:00 – Panel discussion
7:00 – 7:30 – Drinks and canapes served

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