Election enthusiasts to get rub of Green

Centre for Governance and Public Policy
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While the nation waits on Kevin Rudd to name the date, some election perspective will visit Griffith University in the form of Antony Green next week. The ABC’s renowned election specialist will address students and staff at the Centre for Governance and Public Policy on Friday, August 2. Mr Green will discuss Australian politics and […]

Griffith sharpens focus on G20

Centre for Governance and Public Policy
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Griffith University’s Centre for Governance and Public Policy hosts a two-day workshop on the evolving role of the G20 this week. Academic experts from Griffith University will be joined by scholars from the United States, Denmark, Northern Ireland and across Australia to consider the G20 in the context of the Global Financial Crisis, and as […]

Obama’s Pledge to Raise the Minimum Wage is Good Policy

Griffith Asia Institute
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In his State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama reignited a perennial debate in his proposal to increase the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $9.00 an hour. Advocating for the move, Obama argued that “this single step would raise the incomes of millions of working families. It […]

The World Economic Forum’s Misguided

Griffith Asia Institute
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“To be held next week, the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum compel one to revisit John Maynard Keynes’ observation that “the ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood.” In particular, the Forum meetings highlight the ways in […]

SUCCESS: ARC Discovery Project grants and ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA)

Centre for Governance and Public Policy
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We are delighted to report that we have again been successful this year in being awarded ARC Discovery Project grants and ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) for projects commencing in 2013. Our warmest congratulations to the following successful applicants: Professor Patrick Weller was awarded $269,392 for his project Prime Ministers: explaining why some succeed […]