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Professor Rachel Ankeny elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Professor Rachel Ankeny, Director our Agrifood Policy Program and Deputy Dean, Research at the Faculty of Arts elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Healthy Housing NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence

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Professor Emma Baker, Stretton Institute's Building a City for the Future Program Director to lead the Capturing Complexity research stream of the recently announced Healthy Housing Centre for Excellence (CRE) led by the University of Melbourne, where she is also Deputy Director. 

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Corruption in Fisheries and Food Security

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By Professor Adam Graycar | Director, Stretton Institute and Dr Jade Lindley | Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia
Healthy and abundantly stocked oceans suitable for fisheries and tourism are vital for our region. Fisheries will continue as the main source of protein in the future, and securing sustainability is fundamental for food security.
This policy brief provides an overview of the issues around corruption in fisheries and the impacts on food security.

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History and Public Policy: Learning from Hugh Stretton webinar recording

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The Institute co-hosted a webinar with the Department of History today exploring Hugh Stretton's academic and professional legacy and his contribution to the discipline of History and to public policy. A recording of the webinar is now available for viewing

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The Digital Dilemma: Countering Foreign Interference

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By Melisssa-Ellen Dowling | Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations
Digitization of democratic processes in Australia induces new vulnerabilities that malign foreign entities can exploit to the detriment of our democratic sovereignty. Problems such as inauthenticity, data insecurity, and disinformation are amplified in today’s epoch of ‘digital era governance’.

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Mapping and Strengthening Australia's Integrity Systems webinar recording

Mapping Australia's Integrity system webinar

The Stretton Insitute hosted a webinar on Australia's integrity system on 27 October 2020. A recording of the webinar is now available for viewing.

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Mould and damp health costs are about 3 times those of sugary drinks. We need a healthy housing agenda

Australia is behind the eight ball on healthy housing. We do housing and we do health, but they sit in different portfolios of government and aren’t together in the (policy) room often enough. Read this article co-authored by Professor Emma Baker, the Stretton Institute's Building a City for the Future Research Program Director in full on The Conversation.

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Integrity in Government

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By Professor Adam Graycar | Director, Stretton Institute
Delivering good public policy is hard. Good public policy is distorted when integrity is lacking, or where corruption is present. When it is, policy objectives are damaged and trust is diminished. This policy brief provides a general framing of issues.

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Beyond Politics: Past, Current and Potential Futures for GM Regulation and Oversight in Australia webinar Recording

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The Stretton Institute hosted a webinar on policy and regulation associated with genetic modification (GM) of food and crops in Australia on 21 July 2020. A recording of the webinar now available for viewing.

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COVID-19 and its impact on schooling, teaching and student wellbeing webinar recording

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COVID-19 caused unprecedented disruptions to education around the world. At its height, the pandemic affected over 90% of enrolled learners. On 28 May 2020, the Stretton Institute brought together an expert panel to discuss its impact on schooling, teaching and wellbeing. A recording of the webinar now available for viewing.

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