ANU PUBLIC POLICY 2014

September 15 - 18 2014

ANU PUBLIC POLICY WEEK 2014

ANU Public Policy Week 2014 features two distinct events designed to bring the best policy thinking together: ANU Policy Outlook 2014, and a special Asia and the Pacific Policy Society conference on ‘Confronting the Pacific’s health challenges’.

ANU Policy Outlook 2014

Resilience: making public policy we want that lasts

Making public policy that meets short-term needs is easy, but making public policy that stands the test of time is a significant challenge.

ANU Policy Outlook 2014 will look at what it takes to make public policy for the long term – how to go about it, what to avoid, and what it means for our politics, public servants and institutions.

The event features a series of invite-only workshops plus four high-profile public events on the topics of tertiary education; defence policy; tax and transfer systems; and public policy resilience and reform.

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society conference: Confronting the Pacific’s health challenges

Non-communicable and water-borne diseases rank among the most daunting challenges affecting the health and development prospects of people in the Pacific Islands. The Asia and the Pacific Policy Society conference will explore practical policy options for governments concerned to address these challenges, what public finance, regulatory, health system and whole of government issues these options involve, and what development partners and regional institutions can do to help.
The outcomes and policy recommendations from the conference will be considered for a special health issue of Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies.

Presenters at the conference will include:

  • Professor Tikki Pangestu, National University of Singapore
  • Professor Roger Magnussen, University of Sydney
  • Dr Susan Ivatts, World Bank
  • Professor Adrian Kay, ANU
  • Professor Rob Moodie, Melbourne University
  • Marc Overmars, UNICEF
  • Professor Peter Annear, Nossal Institute

Places are strictly limited at all events. To register visit the pages below. Many of the public events will be livestreamed for those not able to come along.

15
Sep
2014
ANU Public Policy 2014 | Crawford School of Public Policy

Lunchbox debate: beyond the budget - where next for tertiary education?

Julie Hare, The Australian; Professor Bruce Chapman, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU; Professor Glenn Withers, former CEO of Universities Australia, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU; and John Niland AC, former Vice Chancellor of UNSW and former President of the Group of Eight Universities.

1–2.30pm

From the recent budget’s suggested changes to HECS to developing our TAFEs, and from reforming research funding to developing world-class universities, the tertiary education system is front page news.

15
Sep
2014
ANU Public Policy 2014 | Crawford School of Public Policy

ANU Policy Outlook 2014 keynote - Defence policy: what’s wrong, and how to fix it

Professor Hugh White AO, ANU Public Policy Fellow and Professor of Strategic Studies, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

5.30–7pm

The Government’s decision to commission a new Defence White Paper – the third in just in just five years - suggests that Australian defence policy is in trouble.

16
Sep
2014
ANU Public Policy 2014 | Crawford School of Public Policy

Lunchbox debate: a resilient tax system for the future

Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner of Taxation; Professor Kerrie Sadiq, QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology; Dr Richard Denniss, Executive Director, The Australia Institute; Paul Abbey, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Professor Miranda Stewart, Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, ANU.

1–2.30pm

How can Australia maintain and strengthen a resilient tax system that can navigate a course through the choppy seas of politics, taxpayer acceptance and economic good sense? And what would a resilient tax system look like?

16
Sep
2014
ANU Public Policy 2014 | Crawford School of Public Policy

ANU Policy Outlook 2014 keynote - Ken Henry: public policy resilience and the reform narrative

Dr Ken Henry AC, Chair, ANU Public Policy Fellows program.

5.30–6.45pm

Narratives matter. Public policy reform proposals are unlikely to be implemented, and even less likely to prove resilient, unless accompanied by a compelling narrative. But compelling narratives can also be dangerous.

17 to 18
Sep
2014
ANU Public Policy 2014 | Crawford School of Public Policy

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society Conference 2014 - Confronting the Pacific’s health challenges

Professor Tikki Pangestu, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; plus other prominent speakers.

8.30am–5pm

Non-communicable and water-borne diseases rank among the most daunting challenges affecting the health and development prospects of people in the Pacific Islands.

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