The TJ Ryan Foundation provides a web-based resource for Queensland policy-makers and others interested in Queensland politics and public policy. Its membership includes a large panel of researchers drawn predominantly from universities, many with experience in the public service. The TJ Ryan Foundation website publishes our own research reports, provides commentary on current issues from a progressive viewpoint, and acts as a curator for material and analysis from other relevant sources. Reproduction of external material on the TJ Ryan Foundation website does not imply endorsement of the views and content contained therein; see the link below for further explanation.
Our aims as expressed in our constitution are:
- to stimulate debate on issues in Queensland public administration, including effective resource allocation, service delivery, governance and accountability;
- to review policy directions of current and past State governments concerning economic, social and cultural issues and to analyse options for future decision-makers;
- to undertake research into contemporary social attitudes and views within Queensland, particularly as they affect public policy choices.
The Foundation’s constitution includes a commitment to establish and maintain co-operative relationships with all educational institutions, and with bodies within and outside Queensland which pursue similar objectives.
There are three categories of member of the TJ Ryan Foundation: the Board, the Executive, and the Research Associates appointed by invitation of the Board.
The Board includes senior academics with significant experience of management in tertiary institutions. The Research Associates are drawn from a wide range of academic researchers with links across several universities in Queensland and beyond; many are able to draw upon significant experience inside the public service.
All members, their research fields, and their contact details, are listed on this website. The site will also include commissioned articles, articles of current interest, and links to other relevant Queensland policy resources identified by the Foundation.
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