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 in March 2015.
Book Launch 2014
The Centre for Governance and Public Policy officially launched its members books for 2014. Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor Michael Powell joined Centre Director, Professor Haig Patapan and Centre members to launch the 11 books authored by Centre members this year.
Titles included: Arthur Fadden. A Political Silhouette; Communism in the 21st Century; The International Handbook on Whistleblowing Research; The Craft of Governing. The Contribution of Patrick Weller to Australian Political Science; Good Democratic Leadership. On Prudence and Judgment in Modern Democracies; The Structural Prevention of Mass Atrocities. Understanding Risk and Resilience; The Gatekeepers. Lessons from Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff; Lessons in Governing. A Profile of Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff; The Oxford handbook of Political Leadership; Global Shell Games: Experiments in Transnational Relations, Crime and Terrorism; and Kevin Rudd. Twice Prime Minister .
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
In October, the Federalism, Regionalism and Devolution Program hosted the third Sir Samuel Griffith ‘State of the Federation’ Symposium at Griffith University. The symposium again brought together academics, senior officials and leaders of community organisations from across the country to consider options for improving the operation of Australia’s federation.
The theme for this year’s event was ‘Roles and Responsibilities’. Mr David de Carvalho, First Assistant Secretary, Federalism Reform Task Force, Department of Prime Minister presented a case for a principles-based approach to roles and responsibilities while Professor A.J. Brown introduced some findings from the recent Constitutional Values Survey Participants on the public responses to the question of which level of government should do what.