Independent Policy Advice and the Productivity Commission
Gary Banks gave the Chancellor's Lecture at Swinburne University on 22 September 2011. An earlier version was delivered at the 2011 National Adminitrative Law Conference in Canberra.
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Why independent policy advice?
What advice is 'independent'?
Origins of the Commission's independence
Full time vs part time
Appointing the right people
Relationship with 'the Minister'
The portfolio matters
Funding and resourcing
What difference has independence made?
Impartial and considered advice
'Ammunition' and education
The role of Parliament