The Centre for Governance and Public Policy Seminar Series:
3 March 2017: Dr Cosmo Howard, Griffith University. The Statistical State
National Integrity 2017
National Integrity 2017: Building the Public/Private Alliance, the 1st biennial conference hosted by Transparency International Australia and Griffith University will be held on 16-17 March 2017 at Brisbane's Novotel.
The conference will discuss how best to strengthen Australia’s systems of integrity, accountability and anti-corruption – including the hot issues of stronger whistleblower protection, real-time disclosure of political donations, whether we need a federal anti-corruption agency, and the latest on business integrity.
New speakers include outstanding legal, political and business representatives: High Court Justice Stephen Gageler; Hon. Yvette D’Ath, Queensland Attorney-General; Commander Peter Crozier, AFP; Fiona McLeod SC; Prof. John McMillan AO; and Alan MacSporran QC.
Early Bird Registrations close on 15 February.
Sinews of Power
Professor Xu Yi-chong was interviewed by Readara about her latest publication, Sinews of Power: The Politics of the State Grid Corporation of China published by Oxford University Press in late 2016.
Electricity is one of the most basic advances in modern times that we tend to take for granted. Production and distribution of electricity is capital intensive and demands a good blend of engineering skills and business savvy.
This interview with Professor Xu discusses how the State Grid Corporation of China took the opportunity to grow and build an organization, overcoming political market, and technological hurdles along the way.Listen to the full interview here.