For more details on the Centre Seminar Series 2014 click on More Events below.
19 September 2014 - Cosmo Howard, Griffith University - Reluctant adapters: government statistical agencies confront the governance pressures of late modernity
26 September 2014 - Ryan Walter, University of Queensland - Monetary Policy in Australia: A Failed Depoliticisation?
Parliamentary Library Lecture
On 3 September 2014, Professor A.J. Brown gave a Parliamentary Library lecture at Parliament House, Canberra on 'Integrity, Anti-corruption and the G20'. The lecture (video and slides available here) highlighted outcomes from the international conference on Corruption, Integrity Systems and the G20 held by Griffith University and Transparency International in Brisbane in June this year.For more on the centrality of anti-corruption to the Brisbane G20 Summit, see his article 'Why anti-corruption remains a vital element of the G20 leaders’ agenda', published in the latest issue of G20 Monitor (No. 13), G20 Studies Centre, Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Professor Sharman Elected Fellow
Congratulations to the Centre Deputy Director Professor Jason Sharman for being elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Election to the Academy represents distinction and achievement in the disciplines of the social sciences and recognises attainments in the highest levels of scholarships. A well-deserved recognition of his outstanding scholarship.Jason now joins Centre members Professors Weller, O'Faircheallaigh, Rhodes and Brown (Law) who are Fellows.
Prime Ministers Chief of Staff
Professor Rod Rhodes and Associate Professor Anne Tiernan have recently released two well received publications focusing on the role of Chief of Staff to the Australian Prime Minister.
The Gatekeepers: Lessons from Prime Minister's Chiefs of Staff offers unparalleled insights into how things really work at the centre of Australia's government as seen through the eyes of Chiefs of Staff who served Prime Ministers from Fraser to Rudd.
Lessons in Governing: A Profile of Prime Ministers' Chiefs of Staff has been described as a 'unique contribution to the study of Australian policy, politics and government institutions'.