TJ Ryan Foundation
The competition myth – why competitive tendering fails
In this paper, the author provides an analysis of competitive tendering procedures and why there are preferable alternatives to current approaches to government procurement.
Phoenix? Pauline Hanson and Queensland politics
This report examines the 'resurrection' of Pauline Hanson and the One Nation Party, discussing Hanson's charismatic appeal and controversial policies in the context of populist traditions and the political party system in Queensland.
A new approach to competition policy: optimisation as the primary goal
This paper argues that a new approach to competition policy is necessary, switching emphasis from ‘increasing competition wherever possible’ to ‘optimisation’. Consumers, industry, the environment and society will be the beneficiaries.
Re-theorising and re-imagining higher education
In 2016 and early 2017, a number of articles were referenced on the TJ Ryan Foundation website about the current state and future of higher education.
Vision or hallucination? Some reflections on the Gonski Review
The highlight of the TJ Ryan Foundation’s 3rd anniversary event was a keynote address from Dr Ken Boston, former Director-General of Education in South Australia and New South Wales, and member of the Gonski Review panel. Dr Boston spoke on the topic of 'Gonski Report...