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Evidence-based policy-making

The TJRyan Foundation firmly believes that good policymaking should be based on evidence about what works and what does not. Policy grounded in evidence avoids repeating avoidable errors, and helps to minimise 'unanticipated consequences'. 

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Police Minister comments on verified crime statistics

Brisbane Times article (7.8.14) after crime statistics for 2013-14 verified as overall drop of 2 percent, after earlier announceent that 'Queenslan... More »

TJRyan Research Associate Dr Chris Salisbury responds to ALP 'Advance Queensland' issues paper

The ALP has put forward for public comment an issues paper 'Advance Queensland'.  Dr Chris Salisbury who studied the impact of the Beattie Gov... More »

The rise and rise of evidence-free policymaking

In this article Ann Scott suggests that one result of the cut-backs across the public service, both in Queensland and now at the Federal level, is ... More »

Did the health reform process fail? Now we’ll never know

On 12 June, in The Conversation, Stephen Duckett, Director of the Grattan Institute's Health Program, recorded with regret that the (COAG) Reform C... More »

The death of evidence in education policy-making

John Rice writes in The Conversation (10 June 2014) about the scant evidence that underpins the Abbott Government's higher education policies, aski... More »

Former Children's Commissioner, Robin Sullivan, on the value of evidence-based policymaking

In an article in the Queensland Journal of Educational Research, in 2000, Dr Robin Sullivan, then Commission for Children and Young People, describ... More »

Professors Meredith Edwards and Mark Evans: 'Evidence-based policy-making'

This report by Professor Meredith Edwards and Mark Evans argues for the integration of the world of thought and the world of action through ‘... More »

Adjunct Professor Ann Scott argues the need to cut through political jargon

'Plain Words, gobbledygook, abstractitis and pollywaffle'.  In this article TJ Ryan Foundation Research Coordinator Ann Scott writes on signal... More »

Professor Roger Scott reports on the 2014 Public Management conference, Ottawa

Universities have an important role to play in public accountability

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Professor Jill Rutter, London School of Economics reports on the use of social science research by policymakers

The London School of Economics Institute for Government has just published three new reports on the state of policy making in the UK government. Th... More »

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