Parliamentary Triangle Seminar Series

SMART GOVERNANCE CONVERSATIONS ON DESIRABLE FUTURES

Thu 17 August 2017 to Thu 16 November 2017.

Venue: Members' Dining Room 2, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
RSVP: UCIGPA | at | canberra.edu.au

Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.

Australian governance is undergoing significant challenges. Public confidence in the capacity of government to address policy fundamentals is very low but expectations remain high. Two surveys conducted in 2016 and 2017 by the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) and Ipsos suggest that a majority of Australian citizens only trust Federal Government to tackle issues of defence and national security. Moreover, the toxic cocktail of short-termism, cost containment and adversarial politics in our political system places significant constraints on the ability of our policy systems to affect meaningful change. However, there are also signs across the Canberra policy village of a growing desire to do policy differently. A drive to exploit new technologies, methods of policy creation and sources of knowledge and expertise both nationally and internationally. This provides the perfect time and space to launch a series of smart governance conversations between knowledge institutions and practitioners on desirable policy futures. Each facilitated conversation will include the latest evidence on what works translated by leading practitioners in the field. IGPA in collaboration with the Museum of Australian Democracy and Telstra have designed a series of nationally significant conversations with thought leaders on a wide range of topics from the future of indigenous policy to new ways of delivering public services to reconnecting citizens and government. We invite you to join the conversation and have your say! 

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DATE: Thursday 17 August
TIME: 3.30pm for a 4.00pm start

INDIGENOUS POLICY IN AUSTRALIA – TIME FOR CHANGE?
Professor Chris Sarra, Executive Director, The Stronger Smarter Institute; Professor Ian Anderson AO, Deputy Secretary Indigenous Affairs, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

DATE: Thursday 31 August
TIME: 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start

DELIVERING DIGITAL GOVERNMENT: WHAT AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS SAY THEY WANT AND WHY

Dr Jack Dan, National General Manager for Government at Telstra and Professor Mark Evans, Director for Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis launch the Telstra report Delivering Digital Government: the Australian Public Scorecard with feedback from the Department of Human Services.

DATE: Thursday 14 September
TIME: 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start

FINDING FISCAL SPACE – LESSONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW POLICY PROPOSALS

Professor Mark Evans Director for Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis and Jane Halton AO, Former Secretary of the Australian Department of Finance

DATE: Thursday 19 October
TIME: 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start

PANEL DISCUSSION ON TRUST, POPULISM AND THE IDEAL POLITICIAN

With Cathy McGowan MP, Jon Stanhope AO and two Liberal and Labor politicians to be confirmed

DATE: Thursday 9 November
TIME: 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start

NUDGE, NUDGE, THINK THINK” – NEXT GENERATION BEHAVIOURAL INSIGHTS AND PUBLIC POLICY

Professor Peter John, University College London, Professor Gerry Stoker, University of Southampton and Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis) and Dr Karen Tindall (Behavioural Insights Unit)

DATE: Thursday 16 November
TIME: 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start

DOING DEMOCRACY DIFFERENTLY – WHAT WORKS? EVIDENCE FROM THE LATEST EXPERIMENTS IN AUSTRALIA AND BEYOND

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis AM, Founder of The newdemocracy Foundation, Nicole Hunter, co-founder Mosaic Lab, Professor John Dryzek, Director Centre for Deliberative Democracy, Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis. Facilitated by Professor Gerry Stoker (University of Southampton and Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis)

RSVP: UCIGPA | at | canberra.edu.au

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