To mark the occasion of Gough Whitlam's 98th birthday , yesterday Chair of the Whitlam Institute Board Senator the Hon John Faulkner delivered a birthday message to Gough in the Senate. We thought we’d share it with you, as it’s rather nice. Happy birthday Gough!
The Whitlam Institute and Riverside Theatres invite you to join former Prime Minister the Hon Julia Gillard to discuss her public life: the policies, the issues and the experiences that defined her time in the cauldron of Australian politics.
Riverside Theatres, 1 October. Book now on 8839 3399 or http://bit.ly/1rKSVTw
NAPLAN has taken on a life of its own and is no longer in the best interest of young Australians, according to the latest report commissioned by the Whitlam Institute.
Australia's prosperity depends on the export of coal and liquefied natural gas. In a world of growing concern about climate change caused by burning these fuels, how will Australia's political system respond? What are the risks and opportunities for democracy in a world that faces unprecedented environmental pressures?
Dr Kevin Taft, former Leader of the Opposition in Alberta, Canada, Dr John Hewson AM and Dr David McKnight explored these issues in a forum held in Sydney on Wednesday 19 March 2014. Watch the video footage and find out more about this event
Released Dec 2013: Climate Change in a New Democratic Age: Why we need more, not less, democratic participation was authored by Dr Randal G Stewart and is the latest in our Perspectives series. This paper examines the role of three key groups in the climate change debate - scientists, economists, and the bureaucracy - as the lens through which to consider the capacity of democratic decision-making processes to establish effective climate change policy.