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!
DATE: Thursday 14 September
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
PANEL DISCUSSION ON TRUST, POPULISM AND THE IDEAL POLITICIAN
With Mark Evans, Senator Linda Reynolds CSC, Luke Gosling OAM MP, Michelle Grattan AO, John Hewson AO, Cathy McGowan AO MP, Jon Stanhope AO and facilitated by Virginia Haussegger
DATE: Thursday 9 November
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: Monday 13 November
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.
DATE: Thursday 16 November
DOING DEMOCRACY DIFFERENTLY – WHAT WORKS? EVIDENCE FROM THE LATEST EXPERIMENTS IN AUSTRALIA AND BEYOND
Luca Belgiorno-Nettis AM (New Democracy Foundation), Nicole Hunter (Mosaic), Nicole Curato and John Dryzek (Centre for Deliberative Democracy) and Gerry Stoker (New Policy Network) facilitated by Virginia Haussegger AM.