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Better Policies, Better Lives

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.

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 

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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Webinars

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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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, policymakers and research expertise from across the University of Adelaide. 

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Events

18

Mar

Towards a Workable Legal Regime for Truth in Political Advertising

A Stretton Institute webinar, co-hosted with the Electoral Regulation Research Network and Melbourne School of Government that examines a serious and growing impediment to the democratic ideal of ‘full, free and fair elections’ in Australia and comparable settings, namely the use of dishonest advertising and disinformation at election time.

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News

19

Feb

Hugh Stretton Oration: On Life's Lottery with Professor Glyn Davis AC

On Thursday 18 February 2021, the Stretton Institute hosted the inaugural Hugh Stretton Oration On Life's Lottery featuring Professor Glyn Davis AC in the historic Elder Hall. 

01

Feb

Australia is out of the top ten in global anti-corruption rankings — why?

The latest global Corruption Perception Index (CPI) rankings places Australia at 11 out of 180 countries. The Conversation piece by Institute Director, Adam Graycar

20

Jan

Regulating the Food Supply Chain through Blockchain

Blockchain technology could help the international fight against food product fraud. Opinion piece by Jade Lindley and Adam Graycar.

10

Dec

Professor Adam Graycar wins International Anti-Corruption Excellence award

Director Professor Adam Graycar announced joint-recipient of the 2020 International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award for Academic Research and Education on World Anti-Corruption Day.

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