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Public inquiries, public policy and the public interest

3 Jul 2013

Professor Gary Banks AO, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Dean of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), and prior to that, head of the Productivity Commission for nearly 15 years, speaks about the role of public inquiries in developing public policy. Based on theory and evidence, including insights gained at first hand, Professor Gary Banks addressed two key questions: Why might public inquiries contribute to better policy outcomes? And what determines their ‘success’?

Professor Banks' talk was the inaugural Peter Karmel Lecture in Public Policy for the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Both the video of the lecture and the report are on the Academy's website.


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