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We promote debate, encourage research, and publish commentary, into political ideas and public policy reform. We host regular policy forums, conferences, dinners, and networking events with high profile guest speakers. 

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  • Upcoming events

    A WA Think Tank?

    When: Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    Where: Room M6, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Who's attending
    Megan Anwyl Michael Bell David Hounsome Anoushka Alexander Kay Hallahan Susan Le sueur Susan Le sueur Philip O'Donoghue

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    When: Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM

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    Essay - Living Wage | Meredith Hammat

    Our recent polling shows that Australia sees a Living Wage, as the best and most effective way to address Wealth Inequality.  Persistent, unfair and unequal distribution of income and wealth weakens us all. It creates pressure across generations, particularly for younger Australians but it also affects their relationship to other generations within families and communities. Inequality fosters other injustices and I’ve chosen to discuss the equalising impact of a Living Wage on two other important aspects of Australian society - poverty and the unfair and unequal financial outcomes of women compared with men. The policy of a Living Wage is one important measure in our moving towards, and to some extent returning to, being a fairer and more equal society
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