Congress 2014 Speakers
Innovation for Remote AustraliaDr Tom Calma, Chair of Ninti One, has a long and distinguished career in social justice, community development, and advocacy. Dr Calma will be discussing Remote Wisdom and Innovation for Remote Australia.
G20 Growth and Future Focus of GovernmentProfessor Jane Halton PSM, Secretary of the Department of Finance, will be discussing the G20 growth agenda and the future focus of government. In discussing this context, she will highlight the Abbott Government’s focus on Smaller Government and a reduced government and regulatory footprint.
Security Policy & ImplementationCommissioner Ian Stewart is the present Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service. He will be discussing the security measures surrounding the impending G20 Summit, the increased threat posed by cyber attacks and the QPS response to this as well as other unconventional threats.
Coinciding with G20 members’ meetings, the Eidos Institute’s 10th National Public Policy Congress is a one-day event celebrating good policy with particular focus on the major issues of our time.
The Congress represents the peak of a continually evolving and engaging series of discussions and national projects between high-calibre Australian researchers, public policy and political leaders, corporate and civil society industry partners.
The format of Congress will consist of various sessions to identify the most pressing policy issues in Australia, advancing on these discussions and providing recommendations. Throughout the day, Kerry O’Brien will be interviewing key speakers including the Secretary for Finance, Professor Jane Halton PSM.
The day is facilitated by the Eidos Institute, an international public policy think tank which comprises a membership network of Australian and South African universities.
Award Winning Journalist
Kerry O’Brien is one of Australia’s most respected and decorated journalists. Throughout his career he has been the recipient of six Walkley Awards and has appeared on many ABC news and current affairs programs. Most notably Kerry is recognised for his work at the host and editor of the 7:30 Report between 1995 and 2011. Kerry is currently the host of the ABC’s Four Corners program.
Media and VideosCheck out some photographs and videos from our previous Congress.