'The Careless State - Can it be fixed, where do we start?'

8 March 2023

The School of Political Science and International Studies was proud to co-host with the Institute for Social Science Research and Centre for Policy Futures a public lecture delivered by Professor Mark Considine, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne.

The lecture focused on the arrival of the ‘choice revolution’ as a cure for several public sector ills. Bi-partisan interest in having agents carry out service delivery and to hold the government role more firmly as ‘steering, not rowing’ – or ‘funding, not doing’ - created a new architecture for many core public services. We will examine some of the cases and show how the core ideals of the new model were tested in practice.

Watch the recording here: