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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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Hugh Stretton Oration 2023

On Thursday the 27th of April, the Stretton Institute hosted the Hugh Stretton Oration 2023 with the Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care as orator.

South Australia: the Democracy State?

On 8 November 2023 Professors Adam Graycar and Alan Reid presented a seminar to the Australian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG). Entitled South Australia: the Democracy State?, the seminar was held in Parliament House, Adelaide.



Australia’s ranking in global anti-corruption index remains steady – but shows we cannot be complacent

Successfully tackling corruption is more than catching greedy public servants and politicians, miscreants and manipulators. It involves government at the highest level advancing a culture of integrity and setting up institutions that celebrate and facilitate good governance – in addition to catching the bad guys.



A global battle for low-skilled workers looms after COVID. Australia needs to be part of it

Australia has been built on immigration. In recent years it has been skilled migration, and that will continue to be important to us, especially as we recover from the COVID economic malaise.



‘Grave misconduct’: Gladys Berejiklian corruption report should put all public officials on notice

When an anti-corruption agency issues a 688-page report with findings a former premier engaged in “serious corrupt conduct” and breached the public’s trust, it puts all public officials on notice.