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.

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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 

Hugh Stretton Oration

The Hugh Stretton Oration is an annual public lecture established in 2021 in honour of the late Emeritus Professor Hugh Stretton AC. 

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

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Stretton Institute policy briefs

Stretton Institute policy briefs brings the latest analysis to key policy issues.

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Policy & engagement

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

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For Australia's foreign affairs, defence and trade, the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic are not primarily about health

Professor Joanne Wallis in conversation with Senator the Hon David Fawcett and Chair of the Joint on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade on the findings of the inquiry into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Call for Expression of Interest: Next Generation Leaders US-Australia Alliance Regional workshop, Adelaide 1-3 June 2021

Are you working in government or the private sector, or are you a postgraduate student or a graduate from The University of Adelaide and want to deepen your understanding of the U.S.–Australia alliance? We are seeking expression of interest from exceptional young leaders to be part of an U.S.– Australia Alliance Next Generation Leaders Workshop in Adelaide on 1-3 June 2021.

Towards a Workable Legal Regime for Truth in Political Advertising

This Stretton Institute webinar, co-hosted with the Electoral Regulation Research Network and the Melbourne School of Government, explored the growing challenge of dishonest advertising and disinformation at election time. A recording of the webinar is now available for viewing.