The Policy Officers’ Evidence-Based Policy Development Conference 2013

Organization: Liquid Learning Group

Venue: Novotel Canberra

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital, Australia

Event Date/Time: Jun 12, 2013 / 8:30 am - (GMT +10:00 hours) End Date/Time: Jun 13, 2013 / 5:30 pm - (GMT +10:00 hours)
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Liquid Learning is delighted to present The Policy Officers’ Evidence-Based Policy Development Conference 2013 – the premier information, professional development and networking platform to debate and prepare for the unique challenges of evidence-based policy development. A balance of case studies and expert presentations will allow delegates to develop more complex methods to critically evaluate and assess concepts, experiences and outcomes of primary and secondary evidence-based research, ultimately producing powerful and persuasive policies.


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  • Embedding a culture of demand for evidence-based policy in a challenging political environment
  • Translating science, complex research findings and language into clear, concise and persuasive policy
  • Measuring and analysing future economic, social and political impacts of evidence-based policy
  • Building enduring communication networks and relationships between policy makers and research professionals



Professor John Wanna Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Foundation Professor, The Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration

The Australian National University (ANU)


Dr Andrew Leigh MP Federal Member for Fraser, Former Professor of Economics

The Australian National University (ANU)


Phillip Glyde Deputy Secretary

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry


David Butt Deputy Secretary

Department of Health and Ageing


Dr Clare Murphy Director, Science Strategic Policy, Science Strategy and Policy Branch, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)

Department of Defence


Doris Gibb Assistant Secretary, Ministerial, Parliamentary and Communication Branch

Attorney-General’s Department


Peter van Vliet Assistant Secretary, Migration Planning and Program Management Branch, Migration Visa Policy Division

Department of Immigration and Citizenship


Dr Karl Alderson Assistant Secretary, Justice Policy and Administrative Law Branch

Attorney-General’s Department


Dr Jenny Donovan General Manager, Strategic Information and Reporting

Department of Education and Communities, New South Wales


Dr Alexander Cooke Manager, Science Policy Section, Science and Research Division

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education


Dr Geoffrey Hawker Head of Department, Department of Politics and International Relations

Macquarie University


Peter Lee Chief Executive Officer

Internet Industry Association


Susan Garner Director

Susan J Garner and Associates


Peter Cranko Director

Sphere Company


Dr Chris Sadlier Assistant Professor, Public Administration and Organisational Performance, Faculty of Business, Government and Law

University of Canberra


John Smith Principal Consultant

Noetic Group


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Evidence-based policy development is increasingly being relied on by organisations to solve complex policy problems. Playing a key role in the Government’s implementation of this rigorous, evidence-based approach is the use of scientific data.

The Policy Officers’ Evidence-Based Policy Development Conference 2013 will bring together speakers and participants from all over Australia and from all levels of Government, Education and Non-Government organisations to investigate future directions and focuses for policy makers.

The event provides an outstanding networking and professional development opportunity for Policy Officers who are new to their role and also experienced Policy Officers, Advisors and Divisional Managers who wish to refresh their toolkit with the latest thinking and approaches.


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To request more information or book your place at this practical event, contact Liquid Learning:

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