The Peter Karmel Lecture in Public Policy honours the late Professor Peter Karmel AC, CBE (1922–2008), who had a profound impact on higher education and public policy in Australia over many decades. Professor Karmel was President of the Academy from 1987–1990.
The lecture is intended to provoke public discussion on a particular policy of Australian government, the policy making process itself, or comparisons of policies or policy processes found in Australia with those found in other jurisdictions. The Academy therefore welcomes attendance at the Peter Karmel Lecture by policy-makers, government agency staff and the general public.
The inaugural Peter Karmel Lecture in Public Policy was presented in 2013 by Professor Gary Banks AO, FASSA, Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government on the theme, ‘Public inquiries and public policy: some reflections’.
The Australian Government, through the Australian Research Council and the Department of Education and Training is assessing how universities are translating their research into economic, social and other benefits and how to incentivize greater collaboration between universities, industry and other end-users of research. This Engagement and Impact Assessment is being piloted in 2017 to test […]
It’s widely accepted that good policy should be based on a careful analysis of the very best evidence. Australia has a strong record in this regard. But in a ‘post truth’ world, it is clear that evidence-based policy making has fallen on hard times. Instead populist, short term political agendas seem to be guiding policy discussions […]
2015 Peter Karmel Panel Discussion is a Free Public Event, however, booking is essential.
The Peter Karmel Panel Discussion is being organised in conjunction with Committee for Sustainable Retirement Incomes (CSRI), as part of their two day event: Sustainable Retirement Incomes Leadership Forum, on 2nd and 3rd June 2015 at Hyatt Hotel Canberra. (The two day CSRI event is at a charge)
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Despite two decades of investment in improving mental health services, the mental health of Australians has not improved. This lecture argues that we have used a one-pronged approach to improving mental health, where a two-pronged one is required. There are two broad ways of decreasing the number of people with mental disorders in the population. […]
Public policy can be hard, both technically (what to do?) and politically (how to get it done?). Australian governments have often made use of public inquiries or reviews to assist them in these respects. The results, however, have been mixed. Based on theory and evidence, including insights gained at first hand, Professor Gary Banks addressed two […]