Crawford School Dialogue:
Public Policy Challenges 2010

Tuesday 16 February, 2010

Climate Change, Public Sector Reform, and Murray-Darling Basin Reform are three critical public policy concerns in 2010, and how should the Australian government respond to these?  How does the government manage ‘uncertainty’ and handle ‘public expectations’? How do government agencies collaborate?

Crawford School’s experts Frank Jotzo, Stephen Howes, Bruce Chapman, Janine O’Flynn, Quentin Grafton and Carolyn Hendriks addressed these challenging issues.  

The Crawford School Dialogue is a new initiative of Crawford School, the vision for the Forum is to bring together the Canberra policy community and to engage in dialogue with policy practitioners.

Presentations and videos

After Copenhagen

Stephen HowesClimate commitments of China and America
Frank JotzoCopenhagen implicaitons for Australia

New directions for government

Bruce ChapmanThe Australian government as risk manager
Janine O'FlynnWhat’s next for the operation of Australian government

Environment and public policy

Quentin GraftonEonomics of water reform in the Murray-Darling Basin
Carolyn HendricksAchieving public legitimacy for environmental reforms


Ian Buchanan

Policy Forum news

Stephen Howes interviewed on ABC South East NSW regarding climate change and Copenhagen following the Crawford Policy Forum, 18 February, 2010

Quentin Grafton interviewed on ABC Riverland SA regarding the Murray Darling Basin and the Water for Futures package, 17 February, 2009

Carolyn Hendricks interviewed on ABC Riverland SA regarding public input into the Murray Darling Basin plan, 17 February, 2009

Janine O'Flynn interviewed on ABC 666 Canberra regarding creative thinking in the Public Service, 17 February, 2010

Janine O'Flynn quoted in "Bureaucrats won't risk thinking outside their chair: researcher", Canberra Times, 17 February, 2010

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