Better Governance and Policy

Better Governance and Policy

Better Governance and Policy advances the design and practice of governance and policy in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. We draw upon research strengths from all faculties and disciplines to support local and global government, and policy development.

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Better Cities, Better Life

‘Better Cities, Better Life’ showcases leading researchers and projects being implemented in the area of urban sustainable development. As cities are key to achieving a positive and more sustainable future, this website seeks to highlight world-leading expertise to influence urban policy decisions in addressing urban challenges and creating future opportunities.

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BGP Original Research | Where evidence-based policy meets research impact

"…Policy measures [have been used] to enhance – as well as capture and convey – the impact that academic research and education have on practice in the world beyond the academy. This has resulted in ‘impact’ being the buzzword of our time, unleashing new transformational processes."

Michael Mintrom and Andrew Gunn

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Early Childhood Education: Policy, Innovation and Systems Change

20th May, 2020 | 4pm AEST

The third online panel discussion held in collaboration with the Minderoo Foundation.

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Roundtable Event: Winding Down the Pandemic Response

1st February, 2022 | 1pm AEST

A keynote roundtable discussion on public policy and administration in Australia in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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History and Policy Webinar

26th May, 2022 | 4pm AEST

How can lessons from the past effectively inform policy design? Featuring Director of Better Governance and PolicyProfessor Michael Mintrom, in conversation with historians, Associate Professor Paula MichaelsAssociate Professor Michael Hau, and Dr Carolyn Holbrook.

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