The Centre for Governance and Public Policy Seminar Series:
7 July 2017: Dr Giorel Curran, Griffith University. Climate Change, Renewable Energy and the Single Story: Narrating climate politics
14 July 2017: Dr Nicholas Barry, La Trobe University. Relational Egalitarianism: A Critique
Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship
Centre Director, Professor Haig Patapan has been awarded the prestigious Isaac Manasseh Meyer Visiting Fellowship by the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Professor Patapan will be visiting the Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore in August where he will present two lectures.
He will also be discussing the next round of the NUS-Griffith Politics Symposium that was first held in Brisbane 2016. The Symposium is intended to encourage research and collaboration and develop long term links between Griffith and NUS scholars.
2017 Defence Budget
The Centre's defence expert Professor Andrew O'Neil recently spoke about the 2017 Defence Budget. While the 2017 Defence budget confirms a commitment to large-scale projects currently in play, an emphasis on job creation in the defence arena also moves to reaffirm the government’s ‘Australia first’ agenda.
By far the most complicated dimension of defence budgets is aligning the timing of key acquisitions with the strategic guidance laid out in successive Defence White Papers. Historically, very few governments have been able to do this largely because major acquisitions are, by their very nature, devilishly difficult to control.
Listen to Professor O'Neil speaking on this issue here.