The state of the public sector

The State of the States 2006, focusing on the State of the Public Sector

The Evatt Foundation's 13th annual assessment of the performance of Australia's state governments against the triple-bottom line will be published on Wednesday 8 November 2006.

The 2006 edition of The State of the States is dedicated to the memory of John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006). In addition to the annual Evatt Foundation State Government League Table and the associated analysis and commentary, the book features four expert essays on the State of the Public Sector:

  • The end of the public sector debate, by John Quiggin;
  • Fiscal policy for the future, by Fred Argy;
  • The journey to better health, by John Dwyer; and
  • From local to grassroots government, by Linda Scott.

The State of the States 2006 will be launched by Professor Frank Stilwell at an Evatt Sunset Seminar on the State of the Public Sector at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney at 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm on Wednesday 8 November. This is a free event. RSVP: Please phone Evatt on 9385 7137 or email evatt@unsw.edu.au.

"Dedicated to the memory of John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006)."

Speakers

Bruce Childs

President of the Evatt Foundation and Chair

Frank Stilwell

Professor of Political Economy, School of Economics and Political Science, University of Sydney.

John Dwyer

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales, formerly the Director of Medicine at Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital and the foundation Chairman of the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance, he is the authorof 'The journey to better health care', featured in The State of the States 2006.

Linda Scott

A research psychologist at the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, a postgraduate at the universities of Sydney and New South Wales and the Deputy Chair of the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, she is the author of 'From local to grassroots government', featured in The State of the States 2006.

Christopher Sheil

A research fellow in the School of History, UNSW, he is the editor of The State of the States 2006.

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