The Centre has completed another busy semester of the Seminar Series.
Please watch this space for information regarding next year's guest speakers.
The series will recommence on Friday 6 March 2015.
World Corruption Perception Index
Transparency International yesterday released its World Corruption Perception Index. Australia is considered the 11th least corrupt country in the world, according to this year's global corruption perceptions index.
The Index released on Wednesday 3 December 2014, shows Denmark was the least corrupt country in the world, with New Zealand placing second.
For more information on the 2014 Index see the links below.
- Australia drops a level in World Corruption Perception Index, ABC News PM, 3 December 2014 (Professor A.J. Brown)
- Australia drops to 11th in Global Corruption Index - SBS, 3 December 2014 (Professor A.J. Brown)
- Australia's poor corruption report card renews call for federal watchdog - The Guardian, 3 December 2014 (Professor A.J. Brown)
Potential for a Light Bulb Moment
As the G20 nations meeting in Brisbane, Centre for Governance and Public Policy expert, Professor Xu Yi-Chong, argues that adopting measures to effectively harness sustainable energy technology development is an opportunity too good to miss for the body charged with fostering greater international economic cooperation.
In Words into Action: G20 Brisbane 2014, a G20 delegate publication from the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Professor Xu states that although energy supply and security is a core international concern, differences between nations at G20 fora have obstructed considered debate on the topic and ultimately stifled cooperation that could provide effective and efficient policies to address the issue.
Follow the link to Professor Xu's article in full (pp 106-107): http://issuu.com/faircountmedia/docs/g20/1
Policy and Capacity
The 'Policy and Capacity' program focuses on the complex framework of politics, actors and processes which make public policy. It includes a range of case studies and offers important insights about the practical strategies and the design and delivery of programs and services.
One of the current projects examines marriage policies and the challenges surrounding values in Australia, the UK and the US. Field work has been conducted in the three countries with politicians, public servants, service providers and others involved in developing and implementing marriage-related policies and programs.
Marriage and Values in Public Policy: Conflicts in the UK, the US and Australia will be published by Routledge in 2016.