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

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED AND REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED.
Crawford School of Public Policy

Event details

Public Policy Week

Date & time

Tuesday 16 September 2014
5.30pm–6.45pm

Venue

Molonglo Theatre Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

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

Contacts

Yanhong Ouyang
6125 4387

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.

In this landmark public lecture, Dr Ken Henry AC will say that the narrative used to support economic policy reforms in Australia for the past 30 years needs to change. Dr Henry will call for a new, more honest reform narrative that recognises our economic, social and environmental outcomes are a result of what we do with our national endowments.

Dr Henry is Chair of the ANU Public Policy Fellows program. He served as the Secretary of the Treasury from 2001 to 2011. He chaired the Australia’s Future Tax System Review that was published in 2010. He also chaired the committee which produced the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century released in 2012. In 2007 he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia, and received the Centenary Medal in 2001.

The event will be livestreamed for those not able to come along.

More about ANU Policy Outlook 2014: https://crawford.anu.edu.au/events/policyweek/2014

Updated:  24 March 2017/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team