Events

Denison Debate

Summary

Frank, Fearless or Forgotten? The Role of Public Service Today

Start Date

28th Mar 2012 6:00pm

End Date

28th Mar 2012 7:30pm

Venue

Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

The Denison Debate series provides a forum for more open and vibrant Tasmanian conversations about ideas and values in our society and is hosted by the Inglis Clark Centre for Civil Society.

The topic of the first Denison Debate for 2012 is:

Frank, Fearless or Forgotten? The Role of Public Service Today

Tasmania spends a high percentage of its budget on public sector wages. As purse strings tighten, difficult questions arise about return on that investment. Do we need fewer public servants, or simply better ones? What is the role, responsibility and relevance of public service today?


Associate Professor Natasha Cica, Director of the Inglis Clark Centre for Civil Society, will be in conversation with:

  • Professor Sir Ian Kennedy, Chair, Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, UK 
    View biographical information and seminar program
  • Mr Rhys Edwards, Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Professor David Adams, Social Inclusion Commissioner

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

This event is supported by the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Arts, and the HC Coombs Policy Forum at ANU