Sunday, 18 August 2013

The impact of good and bad government policy processes on the Australian economy, families and businesses will be centre stage at the Brisbane forum and launch of State of the Nation: aspects of Australian public policy being held on Monday 19 August 2013.


State of the Nation brings together 15 distinguished and independent experts to critique policy and performance in diverse policy areas under the Rudd and Gillard governments since 2007.


For further details, and to order a copy of the book, click here.


Contributors to the book who will take part in the Brisbane forum are:

  • Keith DeLacy, the former Treasurer of Queensland and former chair of Macarthur Coal, on the resources sector

  • Adrienne Millbank, Monash University researcher and refugee policy expert, on border protection

  • Paul O'Sullivan, the former Australian ambassador and former head of ASIO, on foreign policy

  • Dick Estens, the Chairman of the Aboriginal Employment Strategy and former Chair of the federal inquiry into telecommunications services in rural, regional and remote Australia, on regional policy

  • John Mendoza, the former chair of the Australian's government's National Advisory Council on Mental Health








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