Curtin experts tackle election issues

Media release

C245/08

4 September 2008

State Election Special
A Public Policy Forum hosted by the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy

Friday, 5 September 2008
4pm – 5.30pm
Council Chamber
Building 100, Level 3
Curtin University of Technology
Bentley Campus

As the 2008 State election culminates on 6 September, a panel of Curtin University of Technology experts will analyse the campaign and proposed policy ideas. Possible outcomes of the election will also be explored.

The panel will consist of:

• Mike Daube, Professor of Health Policy – Who will fix health?

• The Hon Mal Bryce, Adjunct Professor, John Curtin Institute of Public Policy – Dumbing down the electorate … where is the vision?

• Fiona McKenzie, Professor and Director, Housing and Urban Research Institute of Western Australia (HURIWA)  -  Impact of the gas crisis and the extension of the First Start Shared Equity Scheme on housing issues.

• David Black, Emeritus Professor, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library – Lessons from the past

• Harry Phillips, Adjunct Professor, John Curtin Institute of Public Policy – Opinion Polls and Policy

The Forum is hosted by Curtin’s John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP) which conducts research into public policy, offers education through award degrees and manages a public affairs program.

Attention Editor/COS:  Experts will be available for comment prior to the event. Media parking is available in Car Park P31 – enter via the main entrance on Kent St.

Modified: 4 September 2008