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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 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.

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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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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?

Corruption, Conflict of Interest, and Whistleblowing in Public Administration

The webinar Corruption, Conflict of Interest, and Whistleblowing in Public Administration, organized jointly by the International Anti-Corruption Academy, the Stretton Institute, and the Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex, explores the types of corruption that exist in public administration and examines intervention strategies.  It focuses on integrity breaches, conflict of interest and whistleblowing, and illustrates with corruption in a specific sector. 

Online Symposium Foreign Aid Policy: Japan - Australia cooperation in a COVID world

The Stretton Institute with financial support from the Japan Foundation Sydney office, and in collaboration with the JICA Ogata Sadako Institute for Peace and Development in Tokyo held a half-day online symposium on Foreign Aid Policy: Japan-Australia Cooperation in a COVID World on 15 July 2021. 

Events

29

Nov

Ensuring food and nutrition security — what is needed in a post-covid world?

Join us for a conversation with interdisciplinary experts from Australia, India and the UK who will address the practical and policy hurdles to tackling food security post-pandemic.

02

Dec

Hidden Money: Shining light on political finance for the next federal election

The gaps in Commonwealth disclosure of political donations mean that the source of millions of dollars of party finance is hidden from public view.

Transparency is key to unpicking the complex webs of undue influence and creating a fair and equal democracy. Hear from the Centre for Public Integrity on their research into hidden money in politics and what reforms are needed to fix it.

02

Dec

An introduction to politics and the institutions of government

This 3 hour introduction level course provides an overview for SA public sector officers (who are not from a political science or public policy background) of the broader political and institutional landscape within which they operate.

08

Dec

An introduction to politics and the institutions of government

This 3 hour introduction level course provides an overview for SA public sector officers (who are not from a political science or public policy background) of the broader political and institutional landscape within which they operate.

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