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Better policies, better lives.

The Stretton Institute facilitates stronger links between government, industry and the University of Adelaide by bringing together policy researchers and experts to address key policy issues.

Our people

Our researchers are dedicated to connecting current and rigorous research to policy issues.

Our research

We drive a multi-disciplinary and multi-method policy research approach to address issues important to South Australia, Australia and globally.

Hugh Stretton AC

The Stretton Institute is named in honour of one of Australia’s leading public intellectual and social-democratic thinkers. 

Upcoming events

The Stretton Institute regularly hosts symposiums, webinars and master classes. You can find the overview here.

Past events

Recordings of past events can be found in this section.

Policy matters

The Stretton Institute contributes to many policy matters. Find policy briefs here.

engagement

Policy & Engagement

We facilitate stronger links between government, industry and researchers from across the University of Adelaide. 

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Latest News

Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy

The Food Values Research Group and the Stretton Institute will be co-hosting a webinar to discuss Assoc Prof Anne Barnhill and Dr Matteo Bonotti’s upcoming book Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy: A Public Reason Approach.

State failures and successes in addressing water insecurity: policy perspectives

By some estimates, just under half of the global population lives in areas that suffer from water scarcity. To examine this issue in more depth, join us for an expert panel discussion of the policy infrastructures that have created successes and failures in mitigating water insecurity. Seven panellists will share their insights based on scholarly work done in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, South Africa and the USA, among others.

Diminishing Public Trust? Pushback against ICAC?

Recent amendments to the Independent Commissioner against Corruption Act in South Australia have narrowed definitions of misconduct, maladministration and corruption reducing the ICAC’s powers. This pushback is examined in this webinar.  Had the ICAC over-reached?  Did it need its wings clipped? Or might something else have been in play?

Events

28

Jan

State failures and successes in addressing water insecurity: policy perspectives

By some estimates, just under half of the global population lives in areas that suffer from water scarcity.

22

Feb

Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy

The Food Values Research Group and the Stretton Institute will be co-hosting a webinar to discuss Assoc Prof Anne Barnhill and Dr Matteo Bonotti’s upcoming book Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy: A Public Reason Approach.

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