The Stretton Institute facilitates stronger links between government, industry and the University of Adelaide by bringing together researchers and experts from across the University to address key policy issues in a multi-disciplinary and multi-method manner.

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

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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 

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We facilitate stronger links between government, policymakers and research expertise from across the University of Adelaide. 

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Stretton Institute Webinars

Stretton Institute webinars brings current research to policy issue and debates that are of relevance to government and industry. All webinars are recorded.

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Integrity in Government

By Professor Adam Graycar | Director, Stretton Institute
Delivering good public policy is hard. Good public policy is distorted when integrity is lacking, or where corruption is present. When it is, policy objectives are damaged and trust is diminished. This policy brief provides a general framing of issues.



Beyond Politics: Past, Current and Potential Futures for GM Regulation and Oversight in Australia webinar Recording

The Stretton Institute hosted a webinar on policy and regulation associated with genetic modification (GM) of food and crops in Australia on 21 July 2020. A recording of the webinar now available for viewing.



COVID-19 and its impact on schooling, teaching and student wellbeing webinar recording

COVID-19 caused unprecedented disruptions to education around the world. At its height, the pandemic affected over 90% of enrolled learners. On 28 May 2020, the Stretton Institute brought together an expert panel to discuss its impact on schooling, teaching and wellbeing. A recording of the webinar now available for viewing.





Mapping and Strengthening Australia's Integrity Systems

A strong system of public integrity and accountability is vital to Australia’s future.



History and Public Policy: Learning from Hugh Stretton

Hugh Stretton (1924–2015) had a profound impact on the way we live and learn. He was one of Australia’s leading public intellectuals and social-democratic thinkers, renowned for his work and writings in public policy, history, cities, housing, economics and the social sciences. Join our next Stretton Institute webinar, presented with the Department of History, and explore Hugh Stretton’s academic and professional legacy and his contribution to the discipline of History and to public policy.