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.

About us

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 

2020 Annual Report

The Stretton institute was established in early 2020. Read all about the institute's first year, it's initiatives, publications, prizes and awards, in the 2020 Annual Report.

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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. Summaries and recordings are now available.

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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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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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Latest News

Festival of Ideas Stretton Institute recordings now available

Four members of the Stretton Institute made presentations at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas in July 2021. Audio recordings of the presentations are now available.

Webinar 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. 

Masterclass Research-Policy Partnerships

Are you a researcher interested in seeing your research translated into policy and practice? Are you a policy professional interested in using evidence to improve your policy making?