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New Executive Director For Chifley Research Centre

The Chifley Research Centre begins a new era today with its first ever full time Executive Director, Jim Chalmers.

The Chifley Research Centre is the Labor Party`s official think tank, committed to the advancement of public policy debate and progressive thinking in Australia. To this end, the Centre promotes policy discussion in universities and throughout political and industrial forums; commissions academic research into pressing and long term public policy issues affecting Australia; provides strategic policy advice to the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party; and works in conjunction with other research and intellectual bodies to promote better understanding of the Australian political and policy environment.

Dr Chalmers was most recently the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer. He said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the Chifley Research Centre to make a bigger contribution, and I`m really looking forward to helping bring that about. It has the capacity to be a great forum for progressive policy over the coming years. My task is to try and harness the good policy thinking that is happening right around the country and give it an airing in the national debate. There are a lot of good progressive policy ideas out there and if the Centre helps give voice to those ideas then it is doing its job.”

Chair of the CRC board of directors, Nick Martin, said: “With Jim on board now and a lot of enthusiasm out there in the progressive policy community we are looking forward to getting more people putting a view in this election year and beyond. The Chifley Research Centre has a proud history of quality publications and events, and we want to build on that as we gradually expand our activities.”

Plans for the Centre over the coming year include a revamped web site and blog, roundtables and conferences, and building a network of progressive academics, activists and thought-leaders contributing to the national policy conversation.

Jim Chalmers will also be available for media appearances and for media comment on policy and politics, and can be reached at jim.chalmers(at)chifley.org.au .

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The Chifley Research Centre is the Labor Party’s official think tank, committed to the advancement of public policy debate and progressive thinking in Australia.

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