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The science of science: Why measuring research is necessary to improve the way it is funded

Dr Jonathan Grant, Principal Research Fellow, RAND Europe

This seminar will examine the policy drivers for why governments throughout the world are interested in capturing, articulating and assessing the non-academic impacts of the research they fund, exp ...


Setting the wage floor: The evolution and future of the Minimum Wage in Australia

Rob Bray PSM, Research Fellow, Research School of Economics, ANU

The minimum wage in Australia has a long and colourful history. Whilst now at a similar real value as at the peak it reached some decades ago, the role of the minimum wage has fundamentally ...


Down to earth: Accounting for carbon stocks

Dr Judith Ajani, Fenner School & HC Coombs Policy Forum, ANU

Greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories underpinning the UNFCCC and Kyoto protocol report each country’s net annual emissions, that is GHG flows. Yet the UNFCCC’s goal is defined as a stock (atmospher ...


Welfare reform under austerity: What might Australia learn from the UK's Universal Credit and Work Program?

Professor Dan Finn, Professor of Social Inclusion, University of Portsmouth, UK

Throughout 2013, the HC Coombs Policy Forum will be hosting a series of events to debate and progress thinking on the workforce participation challenges that Australia faces now and in the future. Ple ...


Creating a Productive Future: Social and economic challenges, policy & governance

A Trans-Pacific dialogue jointly hosted by Harvard Kennedy School & Crawford School of Public Policy

A Trans-Pacific dialogue jointly hosted by the HC Coombs Policy Forum at the Crawford School of Public Policy, (ANU) and the Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, (Har ...


Welfare reforms and the new world of older workers

Professor Bob Gregory, Emeritus Professor, ANU, Chaired by Serena Wilson, Deputy Secretary, FAHCSIA.

*PLEASE NOTE - the venue has changed to Weston TheatreThroughout 2013, the HC Coombs Policy Forum will be hosting a series of seminars to debate and progress thinking on the workforce part ...


Pathways to policy impact

Paul Harris

Efforts to measure the 'impact' of research will be a major focus of both government and universities in 2013. The government’s National Research Investment Plan(released in late 2012) states that i ...


Linking research and policy: working at the boundary

Dr Ryan Meyer, Science Integration Fellow, California Ocean Science Trust

Discussions about the need to improve the linkages between research and government in order to enhance public policy often focus on the ‘gap’ or ‘chasm’ between the two communities. But ...

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