2015 Highlights! (and we'll see you in 2016)


We are shutting up shop for the summer break here at PTP, we'll be back in February 2016. In the meantime, you might enjoy some of our 2015 highlights.

Highlights for the year

  • This year PTP held a pre-symposium day on gender and how it is made visible and invisible, often strategically, within public policy. You can check out the recordings here.
  • We did of course hold our annual symposium too. This year was our first year in the ACT. We tackled the topic 'the emerging role of the private sector in policy: from advice to service delivery'. The day was full of amazing speakers and if you missed it, you can listen here.
  • The PTP book is finally out! Hard copies can be purchased here, and a soft cover and electronic version will follow shortly. The book includes chapters from speakers at previous PTP symposiums, complemented by international contributions. We were touched by the excellent reviews thus far, including from the esteemed Rosemary O'Leary:

"This book brings together the creative ideas of some of the best thinkers in the field. It offers new ideas about the policy process, as well as how to change policy. It is a rich smorgasbord of theories and practical insights informed by cutting edge research….a must read."- Rosemary O'Leary, Professor, University of Kansas, USA

  • Our most read posts for the year were:
  1. Fix, don't merge, the ABS. By Professor Richard Madden at the University of Sydney
  2. The Girl Effect. Why being smart isn't enough. By Susan Maury from Good Shepherd.
  3. Outcomes, who decides?  By Susan Maury from Good Shepherd.


We look forward to seeing you all in 2016!

Power to Persuade