Evidence Based Policy Summit 2019

Evidence Based Policy Summit 2019


Evidence Based Policy Summit 2019

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04 - 06 March, 2020 Canberra

Securing Australia’s Future through Evidence Based Policy

Back for the 2nd year, the Evidence Based Policy Summit 2019 addresses the fundamental themes that are key to good policy. Through informative keynotes, real-world case studies and interactive conversations you’ll get all you need to drive genuine results through evidence backed policy.

At the Evidence Based Policy Summit you will learn how to:

Use research to achieve real results

Gain organisational buy-in to research-backed policy recommendations

Capitalise on the full power of data

Drive effective, cost efficient research and evidence collection

Implement policy in a dynamic political landscape

Build relationships across departments and with the private sector

Understand the role behavioural economics plays in policy development

Key Speakers

Michael Brennan
Productivity Commission


Day 1 Keynote Sessions - 3rd September

Day 2 Keynote Sessions - 4th September

Day 3 Post Conference Workshops - 5th September

Benefits of Attending

  • How to achieve genuine results from evidence-based research
  • Drive greater inter-departmental collaboration
  • Embracing the role behavioural economics play in shaping public policy
  • Cost effective strategies to evidence-based policy development
  • Establish effective evidence-based policy frameworks

Who Should Attend

  • Directors of Policy
  • Directors of Strategic Policy
  • Directors of Policy Evaluation
  • Principal Policy Officers & Advisors
  • Director of Regulation & Reform
John McCormack
Senior Manager Government & Community Relations
Michael Frost
Group Head Primary Health Care & Veterans Group
Paul Sariban
Director Policy & Legislation
Liquor & Gaming NSW
Michael Brennan
Productivity Commission
Tom Kearney
Service NSW
Annalise O'Connor
Director of Policy & Justice
Attorney Generals Department (SA)
Andrew Coll
Director Aged Care Policy
Department of Health
David Wilden
First Assistant Secretary Immigration & Citizenship Policy
Department of Home Affairs



  • Department of Defence

Fascinating presentations on a real situation… a bit of everything in this session! Stimulating presentation that successfully demonstrated the power of data collection and analysis informing policy development

  • Australian Taxation Office

"All speakers were of a very high quality and were experts in their fields"

  • Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet

Great overview of the fundamentals behind policy development. Very engaging with great takeaways.

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