PSC-ANZSOG Leadership Seminar Series - with Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg AM

Public Sector Commission

Event outline

Networking breakfast and registration 7:45am - 8:15am - Seminar commencing at 8:15am and concluding at 9.30am.

Policy transfer: can we pick good ideas from bad?

With an increasingly well-educated public service, numerous national and international conferences and meetings of Ministers and officials, and the assistance of ‘Professor Google’, policy ideas from one place can swiftly transfer to another.

Recommendations for new or reformed policies and programs and budget bids frequently draw on experience elsewhere to bolster their likelihood of success. Unfortunately bad ideas sometimes jump borders as quickly and powerfully as good ones. Why does this happen and is there a way to protect the body politic?

Please join our knowledgeable and engaging speakers as they canvass whether ‘policy border security’ might ever be possible.

Prof Freiberg holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment at ANZSOG and is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of Law.

He is one of Australia’s foremost experts on sentencing and the criminal justice system and has published widely from both a national and international perspective. He has been Chair of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council since 2004 and of the Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council since 2013.

Prof Freiberg was Dean of the Faculty of Law at Monash University between 2004 and 2012. Before this, he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2003. He was appointed to the Foundation Chair of Criminology at the University of Melbourne in January 1991 where he served as Head of the Department of Criminology between January 1992 and June 2002. In 2013 he was appointed an Emeritus Professor of Monash University.

For more information about the Leadership Seminar Series, please contact:
Carol Williams carol.williams@psc.wa.gov.au or 6552 8894

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Provider information

The Public Sector Commission brings leadership and expertise to the public sector to enhance integrity, effectiveness and efficiency. Many of the Commission’s courses and events are free for Western Australian public sector employees.