Public Policy Forum

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The Public Policy Forum (PPF) provides an opportunity for members of government, academia, business and the community to meet to discuss key issues in public policy. Events are typically structured around a keynote address.

2018 Speakers

Tax reform: where should we really focus?

John Daley
Chief Executive Officer, Grattan Institute

Tuesday 10 July 2018
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2016 Speakers

Our health system is our values system

Senator Dr Richard Di Natale
Leader, Australian Greens

Wednesday 13 April 2016
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2015 Speakers

Refugees – Australia’s responsibility

Senator Sarah Hanson Young

Friday 31 October 2015


It’s Not Only the Economy

Hon Colin Barnett MLA Premier

Thursday 6 August 2015


The Value of the Australian Health System

Hon Sussan Ley MP
Friday 17 July 2015

The Value of the Australian Health System Q&A

Hon Sussan Ley MP
Friday 17 July 2015


What role does the law play in eliminating racism?

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane
Thursday 9 April 2015
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2014 Speakers

Moving towards a more effective Federation

Hon. Dr Mike Nahan

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Moving towards a more effective Federation – Q & A

Hon. Dr Mike Nahan

Tuesday 2 September 2014


The Mature Phase of the Digital Era

Hon Dr Mal Bryce AO

Tuesday 17 June 2014

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The Biological Nexus of Technological Innovation

Professor Kelvin Willoughby

Tuesday 17 June 2014

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The Resource Efficiency Era: Doing So Much More with Less

Professor Ron Johnston

Tuesday 17 June 2014

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The Next Era of Global Technological Innovation – Q & A

Tuesday 17 June 2014

2012 Speakers

The Future of School Funding

Hon. Peter Garrett AM, MP
Thursday 19 April 2012


Best Practice & Innovation in Dementia Care

Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE
Wednesday 20 June 2012


The ACCC at Work: Consumers, Competition & Regulatory Issues

Dr Rod Sims
Thursday 13 September 2012


Challenges & Opportunities for the Australian Economy

Dr Martin Parkinson
Friday 5 October 2012


Sexual Harassment & the Treatment of Women in Australian Workplaces

Elizabeth Broderick
Thursday 15 November 2012