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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 researchers are dedicated to connecting current and rigorous research to policy issues.
We drive a multi-disciplinary and multi-method policy research approach to address issues important to South Australia, Australia and globally.
The Stretton Institute is named in honour of one of Australia’s leading public intellectual and social-democratic thinkers.
The Stretton Institute regularly hosts symposiums, webinars and master classes. You can find the overview here.
Recordings of past events can be found in this section.
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On Thursday the 27th of April, the Stretton Institute hosted the Hugh Stretton Oration 2023 with the Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care as orator.
On 8 November 2023 Professors Adam Graycar and Alan Reid presented a seminar to the Australian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG). Entitled South Australia: the Democracy State?, the seminar was held in Parliament House, Adelaide.
With the performing arts reeling from the impact of COVID, this webinar explores a pathway forward. Grappling with issues such as whether cultural policy should focus nationally or locally, how to shift cultural policy from industrial policy to public service, how inclusive it could be, and how building for the future might take place, three distinguished speakers survey the landscape. They will provide an overview of the settings for Cultural Policy in Australia and also explore how the substructure can be nurtured.