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

COVID-19 significally increased the risk of food insecurity for populations around the globe. Incomes were reduced, supply chains were disrupted and acute hunger rose. While vaccinations are helping to bring the pandemic to a foreseeable end, the challenge of ensuring food and nutrition security continues. For many, incomes and supply chains remain tenuous while extreme weather events compound the difficulty of maintaining resilient food systems. In this webinar, we will discuss the prospects for addressing this wicked challenge moving forward while considering rural and urban opportunities in developing and developed countries alike.

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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. The Centre for Public Integrity presented on their research into hidden money in politics and what reforms are needed to fix it.

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Diminishing Public Trust? Pushback against ICAC?

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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?

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Corruption, Conflict of Interest, and Whistleblowing in Public Administration

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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. 

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

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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. 

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Towards a Workable Legal Regime for Truth in Political Advertising

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This Stretton Institute webinar, co-hosted with the Electoral Regulation Research Network and the Melbourne School of Government, explored the growing challenge of dishonest advertising and disinformation at election time. A recording of the webinar is now available for viewing.

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

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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. 

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Foreign Interference in Australian Elections

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This Stretton Institute webinar, co-hosted with the Electoral Regulation Research Network and the Melbourne School of Governmentexplored the threats posed to democratic legitimacy and functioning by attempted interference in domestic elections by foreign entitiesA recording of the webinar is now available for viewing.

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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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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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