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John Hewson Crawford School Reflections Lecture

Dr John Hewson gives the Inaugural Crawford School Reflections series lecture at The Australian National University in December 2011.

The Crawford School’s Reflections series provides the opportunity for influential Australian public policy participants, among other things, to:

• discuss their role in Australian public policy

• examine their achievements; assess what with hindsight could have been done differently

• consider the state of play with respect to contemporary public policy and politics, and

• engage with current policy-making communities.

Dr Hewson is a distinguished business and academic economist, was leader of the Federal Coalition Opposition party from 1990 to 1994 and is an acute observer and analyst of Australian politics. In this video, he reflect on his time/role in public policy, from IMF/RBA days, as a Ministerial Adviser, politician and commentator, promoting the theme that in his view in the past good policy was good politics with a reasonably short lag, but now politics is mostly short-term focused on winning the 24-hour media, and virtually eschews good policy.

Dr John Hewson gives the Inaugural Crawford School Reflections series lecture in December 2011.

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