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Scott Prasser

Scott Prasser is Professor of Public Policy and was Executive Director of the Public Policy Institute at the Australian Catholic University. Scott has worked previously in senior policy and research roles in federal and state governments and in several universities in Victoria, NSW and Queensland. Recently, Scott co-edited with Associate Professor Nicholas Aroney and J.R. Nethercote the book Restraining Elective Dictatorship: The Upper House Solution? He has just written with Helen Tracey a report entitled Beyond Gonski: Reviewing the Evidence on Quality Schooling.
Audit commissions - a review
Domestic Politics - 24/01/2014 - 5 comments
Labor won't learn by playing blame game
Domestic Politics - 7/10/2013 - 5 comments
How the Palmer United Party came out barking
Domestic Politics - 10/09/2013
Audits point to the way ahead
Economics - 29/08/2013 - 2 comments
Gonski is just bazaar
Education - 1/08/2013 - 20 comments
Gonski - same old story, but don't tell the voters
Education - 9/07/2013 - 7 comments
To Gonski or not to Gonski...?
Education - 13/06/2013 - 14 comments
Never mind the leadership, what about the Opposition?
Domestic Politics - 26/03/2013 - 30 comments
NAPLAN: To test or not to test? That is not the question
Education - 7/02/2013 - 8 comments
Turnaround Tony
Domestic Politics - 12/11/2012 - 23 comments
Euthanasia: tackling a 'wicked' policy problem
Law & Liberties - 7/08/2012 - 11 comments
Beyond propaganda – more school funding or school funds better spent?
Education - 5/07/2012 - 7 comments
How think tanks are failing us
Education - 9/02/2012 - 13 comments
Premier could care a bit more
Domestic Politics - 7/02/2012 - 3 comments
All eyes on Bligh-Newman showdown
Domestic Politics - 10/01/2012 - 4 comments
Gonski Review looks good but fails on four counts
Education - 13/10/2011 - 3 comments
Equity in schools – let's not forget the quality
Education - 6/05/2011 - 20 comments
Flotation device for premier's sinking party
Domestic Politics - 20/01/2011 - 9 comments
Disasters bring opportunities and hard choices
Domestic Politics - 17/01/2011
Review of Norman Abjorensen, John Howard and the Conservative Tradition
Political Philosophy - 7/01/2011 - 6 comments
It's our system that is stuffed
Domestic Politics - 27/08/2010 - 8 comments
Our risk-averse society
Society - 12/08/2010 - 3 comments
Few familiar with Rudd are shocked by his exit
Domestic Politics - 28/06/2010 - 17 comments
Amateur hour in non-Labor parties
Domestic Politics - 8/04/2010 - 12 comments
The Intergenerational Report - repackaged policy
Domestic Politics - 10/02/2010 - 3 comments
It's all talkfest and little action in the Summit State
Domestic Politics - 10/12/2009 - 1 comment
Peter Costello's to blame for the leadership crisis tearing the party apart
Domestic Politics - 3/12/2009 - 18 comments
The Bligh budget blowout
Domestic Politics - 12/11/2009 - 18 comments
All accountability, not much integrity
Law & Liberties - 13/10/2009 - 1 comment
A Queensland Senate is needed to stop corruption
Domestic Politics - 7/08/2009 - 15 comments
Sunshine state hasn't shaken its shady past
Domestic Politics - 24/07/2009 - 7 comments
Politicians betraying their ideology
Domestic Politics - 15/07/2009 - 7 comments
Democracy has long odds in a stacked house
Domestic Politics - 6/07/2009 - 10 comments
History shows there's no good excuse for broken promises
Domestic Politics - 29/05/2009 - 8 comments
Our freefalling tourism industry needs more help, not less
Economics - 22/04/2009 - 2 comments
LNP loss will kill merger
Domestic Politics - 3/03/2009 - 5 comments
Checks in the power plays
Domestic Politics - 11/02/2009 - 2 comments
Education must be about freedom of choice
Education - 29/01/2009 - 19 comments
Ministerial staff have become a threat to good policy advice
Domestic Politics - 14/01/2009 - 1 comment
Every pollie wins a prize
Domestic Politics - 2/01/2009 - 7 comments
Local government ... down and out in Canberra
Domestic Politics - 19/11/2008 - 4 comments
Queensland shadows ... not there yet
Domestic Politics - 18/08/2008
Queensland, the Smart State
Domestic Politics - 10/07/2008 - 5 comments
Taxpayers' money and private industry
Economics - 26/06/2008 - 4 comments
Informal and 'judicial' Haneef inquiry a paper tiger
Law & Liberties - 7/05/2008 - 17 comments
Regional skills crisis must be addressed
Economics - 28/02/2008
Correct formula for more input
February 2008 Feature - 5/02/2008 - 2 comments
The state of democracy in Queensland
Domestic Politics - 24/12/2007 - 10 comments
Regional generosity needs explaining
Domestic Politics - 7/12/2007
Queensland's burning - local government amalgamations Beattie-style
Domestic Politics - 27/09/2007 - 5 comments
Beattie retires
Domestic Politics - 18/09/2007 - 4 comments
Biggest rort of all slips under the radar
Domestic Politics - 6/08/2007 - 13 comments
States out of place in today's universities
Education - 26/06/2007 - 4 comments
PM's financial achievement no accident
Economics - 30/05/2007 - 23 comments
Queensland’s wicked ways
Domestic Politics - 18/05/2007 - 4 comments
Australians are all conservatives now
Domestic Politics - 1/05/2007 - 25 comments
Principles, posturing and policy - COAG 2007
Domestic Politics - 26/04/2007 - 2 comments
Party to disaster
Domestic Politics - 26/03/2007 - 4 comments
Winner takes all: politicians with power
Political Philosophy - 8/03/2007 - 6 comments
Behave or else
Domestic Politics - 28/02/2007 - 8 comments
Rudd's ruthless style entrenched Labor
Domestic Politics - 16/01/2007 - 5 comments
Elderly caught in the net
Society - 29/11/2006
What to do when under suspicion?
Law & Liberties - 2/11/2006 - 5 comments
Gasping Coalition
Domestic Politics - 20/09/2006 - 1 comment
Water vote will ripple across Australia
Domestic Politics - 14/08/2006 - 7 comments
Cross the party line and you are out
Domestic Politics - 19/06/2006 - 55 comments
Balancing the power: Queensland needs an upper house
Domestic Politics - 20/04/2006 - 15 comments
Informing government
Domestic Politics - 7/04/2006 - 3 comments
Royal Commissions bite back
Domestic Politics - 21/02/2006 - 3 comments
Towards a new deal on infrastructure?
July 2005 Feature - 4/07/2005
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