Daily Archives: October 25, 2011

Battle of the think tanks (or some of them, anyway)

I’m not sure what my current employer will think of being left out a contest of Australia’s most influential think-tanks, but Thought Broker’s end of year event should be good if you happen to be in Sydney on 12 November:

THE BATTLE OF THE THINK TANKS

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 Dr David Hetherington, Per Capita and Miriam Lyons, Centre for Policy Development.

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.

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