Chifley Research Centre

Chifley Research Centre
Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The Battle Of The Think Tanks

Some of Australia’s most prolific and influential think tanks will duke it out over whose ideology and vision for the future should prevail.

Event Date:  12 November 2011

Some of Australia’s most prolific and influential think tanks will duke it out over whose ideology and vision for the future should prevail.

Pitting speakers from social democrat and progressive think tanks against their conservative and libertarian counterparts, Thought Broker will once again present incendiary debate to a well-lubricated audience.

In the blue corner we have Tim Wilson of the Institute of Public Affairs and Dr Oliver Hartwich from the Centre for Independent Studies. And, in the red corner Miriam Lyons, Centre for Policy Development and Dr David Hetherington, Per Capita.

At a time when ideological purity has hit the skids and political debate and policy implementation are mired in spin and short-termism, this event will explore the importance of long term thinking in Australia’s public debate.

More information can be found here

About Chifley Research Centre:

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.