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Anniversary of the Dismissal - Jenny Hocking Lecture

On the anniversary of the Dismissal, the Whitlam Institute will host a compelling talk with Professor Jenny Hocking, who will share revelations from her new book The Dismissal Dossier: The Palace Connection.

Saturday 11 November 2017, 11:00am.

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Fixing the Four Year Term?

In 2000, former PM Gough Whitlam said, "In no democracy other than Australia are election dates so frequent and unpredictable. The capricious timing of elections engenders public cynicism and political instability. They should be fixed at four years."
The Whitlam Institute will host a compelling debate to bring new focus and clarity to this issue.

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

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The Ethics of Office in Public Service

The Whitlam Institute and IPAA NSW are pleased to present a special forum with international guest speaker Professor Paul du Gay.

“If everyone thinks outside the box, what happens to the box?”

From dress codes to meeting formats, informality is usually seen as a positive principle within public sector bodies. But what happens when informality starts to be used as an organisational principle?

Professor du Gay will explore why formality and formal organisations are vital to the structures and performance of public administration, particularly as public distrust in government rises.

Thursday 23 November, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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