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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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For Australia's foreign affairs, defence and trade, the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic are not primarily about health

Professor Joanne Wallis in conversation with Senator the Hon David Fawcett and Chair of the Joint on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade on the findings of the inquiry into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Call for Expression of Interest: Next Generation Leaders US-Australia Alliance Regional workshop, Adelaide 1-3 June 2021

Are you working in government or the private sector, or are you a postgraduate student or a graduate from The University of Adelaide and want to deepen your understanding of the U.S.–Australia alliance? We are seeking expression of interest from exceptional young leaders to be part of an U.S.– Australia Alliance Next Generation Leaders Workshop in Adelaide on 1-3 June 2021.



Towards a Workable Legal Regime for Truth in Political Advertising

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.



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. 



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