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The JCIPP is a peak body for research, education and discussion in public policy and administration. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing challenges in this area reflecting their complexity as well as the unique capacity of universities to play a key role in addressing them. The Institute’s mission is:

  • To undertake high quality research of national and international significance on current and emerging public policy and governance issues;
  • To provide relevant, quality and contemporary education tailored to public sector professionals; and
  • To promote public debate and discussion on a range of current and emerging public policy issues.

The Institute engages with issues of particular significance to Western Australia within a national and international context. It draws on expertise from a wide variety of academic disciplines including political science, economics, sociology, anthropology and public management. It has particular expertise in federalism and intergovernmental relations; social policy and the welfare state; regional development; and public sector management.

The JCIPP manages a higher degree by research program, offering an MPhil and PhD qualification for students undertaking research into public administration and policy.

The Institute conducts a major program of public affairs, providing Western Australia with a major forum of ideas, discussion and debate in relation to all issues of public policy.

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Curtin Corner

Curtin Corner is an informal presentation and discussion forum sponsored by The John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP), held most Fridays.

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Public Policy Forum

The Public Policy Forum (PPF) provides an opportunity for members of government, academia, business and the community to meet to discuss key issues in public policy. Events are typically structured around a keynote address.

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