Public Lecture Series

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation hosts a public lecture each year on a topical public policy issue.

Previous lectures can be viewed or downloaded from the links below. Printed versions of some lectures are also available from the Foundation office.

2016 Balancing the books? Post-budget policy analysis
Sir Roland Wilson Annual Budget Policy Forum

2016 Lining up the ducks: a rare insight into how impossible policies become possible
Sir Roland Wilson Annual Oration

2015 John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia

The reform challange

2015 Michael Pezzullo, Secretary, Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Immigration and nation building in Australia: looking back and looking forward

2015 Alan Auerbach, Robert D Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, UC Berkeley

Capital taxation in the 21st century

2014 Jeffrey Sachs, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Australia in the age of sustainable development

2013 Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley

The Euro crisis: The long view

2012 Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University

The global economy: Implications of world trade and emerging economies in the Asia Pacific

2008 Ian Macfarlane AC, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Financial Shocks & the Macroeconomy

2007 Ken Henry AC, Secretary, Department of Treasury

Achieving and Maintaining Full Employment

2006 Margaret Jackson, Chairperson, Qantas Ltd

Australia’s Qantas: Bold, Brave and Innovative

2005 Dennis Trewin, Head, Australian Bureau of Statistics 

100 Years of Official Statistics: with special reference to the contribution of Sir Roland Wilson

2004 Peter Shergold AC, Secretary, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Once was Camelot in Canberra

2003 David Murray, Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank 

The Next Platform to Australia’s Future

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