Scott Prasser

First Name: Scott
Last Name: Prasser
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Professor Scott Prasser is the inaugural Executive Director of the Public Policy Institute and is a graduate of the University of Queensland and Griffith University. Prior to joining Australian Catholic University (ACU), Professor Prasser held senior policy and research positions in federal and state governments and has held senior academic positions across universities in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. 

His recent publications include: Restraining Elective Dictatorships: The Upper House Solution? and Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries in Australia. In 2009, Professor Prasser was appointed to the Australian Law Reform Commissions Advisory Committee that reviewed the Commonwealth Royal Commissions Act 1902.

16 November 2012

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a royal commission into child abuse in...

2 August 2012

This article highlights the range of real policy development, process and value issues that need to be addressed before further policy change can be considered in this area.

6 January 2012

This discussion paper looks at the forthcoming election in Queensland, including the state of the parties and the current electoral geography.

“If the Liberal National Party...

28 November 2011

Parental investment in non-government schools has positive effects on the quality and equity of Australian schooling and provides considerable savings to the public purse, according to this report...

29 June 2009

Without strong upper houses, parliaments cannot rely on watchdogs alone to guard against bad government, argues Scott Prasser.

22 May 2008

This paper seeks to identify trends and drivers of change affecting school education in general and the independent
school sector in particular and to analyse where existing arrangements...

20 December 2007

This discussion paper analyses the Howard government’s Regional Partnerships Program, the subject of a recent Australian National Audit Office report. The authors discuss the democratic...

16 June 2005

Queensland is now a major centre for Australia's population and economic growth. But the state's infrastructure is struggling to keep up. The problem isn't just a matter of funds, according to...