The Vote: 2016 Federal Election Series - Policy, Politics and Predictions

The Vote: 2016 Federal Election Series presented in partnership with the ANU Policy Forum is an opportunity to engage with ANU public policy experts during the 2016 Federal Election.

Join the ANU community at a weekly panel in the Molonglo Theatre at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy as experts discuss a different public policy issue every week until the election.

In this event, three ANU public policy experts will offer a no holds barred overview of the election, looking at the policy, politics and predictions ahead of us for the next eight weeks. 


Quentin Grafton

Quentin Grafton, FASSA, is Professor of Economics, ANU Public Policy Fellow, Fellow of the Asia and the Pacific Policy Society and Director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy (CWEEP) at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Policy In April 2010 he was appointed the Chairholder, the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance and between August 2013 and July 2014 served as Executive Director at the Australian National Institute of Public Policy (ANIPP). He currently serves as the Director of the Food, Energy, Environment and Water Network.

Sue Regan

Sue Regan is a researcher and policy analyst based at the Crawford School of Public Policy. Previously, Sue was founding chief executive of the Resolution Foundation, a UK-based research institute focusing on the well-being of low earners. Sue also spent five years at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in London, as a Research Fellow and Head of Social Policy, and later as an Associate Director. Her work at IPPR covered research and policy analysis on housing, pensions, social care, employment, poverty and disadvantage. Following this, Sue was research and policy director at Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. Sue has also worked as a political adviser and as a public servant in the UK's Department of Work and Pensions. 

Bob Cotton

Bob Cotton has been a Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy since 2005, where he is actively engaged on public policy, executive education and outreach. As Senior Academic Facilitator, he leads senior APS staff on Asia and Pacific leadership programs and study tours. Since 2010, he has been working as a mentor for the National Security College, ANU, engaging with Commonwealth and State public servants. 

Moderated by Catherine McGrathone of the country's most experienced broadcast political journalists. Catherine is the Chief Political Correspondent for SBS TV based at Parliament House Canberra. She joined SBS in 2015 after 26 years with the ABC in roles including political editor, diplomatic editor and earlier as foreign correspondent in Singapore. Her reporting has always focused on international affairs and politics. Catherine was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal in 2001 for services to society through journalism. She has been based continuously at Parliament House since 1997.

In the coming weeks the University's top academics will join the conversation in discussions ranging from Tax and the Economy, to Climate Change, Foreign Affairs and many more. Stay up to date with further panels, videos and articles on The Vote website. 



10 May 2016
Time Name Venue
6–6.55.59pm The Vote: 2016 Federal Election Series »
JG Crawford Building »
Molonglo Theatre
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