Better Governance and Policy

Better Governance and Policy

Better Governance and Policy advances the design and practice of governance and policy in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. We draw upon research strengths from all faculties and disciplines to support local and global government, and policy development.

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Conspiracy Theories & Democracy

9th February, 2020 | 10am-1pm AEST

Conspiracy theories, fake news and alternative facts are increasingly a part of our political dialogue and social landscape. Driven by the speed and reach of social media, conspiracy theories are thriving and amassing global audiences and advocates. Does this present a threat to our democracies, and how do we begin to counter the deliberate spread of misinformation?

Better Governance and Policy | POLIS

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Housing, Homelessness and Human Rights in Australia

9th November, 2020 | 5pm-6:30pm AEST

Castan Centre for Human Rights Law | Better Governance and Policy

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The importance of policy narrative: effective government responses to Covid-19

Policy narratives can be thought of as the general story-lines that emerge and come to hold prominence in policy communities concerning particular phenomena....They can condition the thoughts and actions of broader populations. Those thoughts and actions can, and usually do, have material consequences for the effectiveness of policies....
Michael Mintrom & Ruby O'Connor | Better Governance and Policy

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