The Australia and New Zealand Public Policy Network 2017 Annual Conference

Date: 30 January – 2February, 2017

Location: Flinders University, Victoria Square Campus, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA

About the conference:

The Public Policy Network (PPN) is an informal collective of Australian and New Zealand scholars of public policy and public administration. The network holds an annual conference to enable colleagues to present new work, exchange ideas and network.

The goals of the PPN organisation and its annual conference are to bring together Australia’s and New Zealand’s leading scholars on public policy and public administration for informal discussion of current research. The purpose of the conference is to showcase research, enable discussion and debate, provide feedback for ongoing research outputs, and to support general networking among scholars, academics, and practitioners working in the field. This is an opportunity to present work that is well-developed or test out new areas of research.

Program at a glance:

Monday, 30 Jan 2017

 10am-4:30pm: Research Higher Degree presentations and workshop

 5:30-8:30pm: Welcome reception for all participants;                                                               

 Presentation by Dr Susan Close, SA Minister for Education and ChildDevelopment and Minister for  Higher Education and Skills


Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017

9am-5pm: Panel presentations

6:30pm-8pm: Dinner Jamie's Italian (not included in registration fee)

The dinner will be at Jamie’s Italian, which is at 2 King William St. It’s a 9-minute walk straight down King William Street, or if you prefer, a 2-minute tram ride. The tram stop is just across Victoria Square from the conference venue, and the destination is two stops away. The tram is free.

 They have assured me that they can accommodate both gluten-free and vegetarian requests. We’ll be ordering and paying individually.

You can check out their menu here:



 Wednesday, 1 Feb 2017

 9am-5:15pm: Panel presentations


Thursday, 2 February 2017

9am-12pm: Special Workshop hosted by Kate Crowley, Jenny Stewart and Brian Head: Public Policy Reconsidered: Complexity, Governance & the State


PPN Final Program (PDF 145KB)

Paper submissions: CLOSED


Registration fee: AUD$195 (student AUD$50).


Click here to register

Contact Details:

For any queries please contact;

Joshua Newman ( or

Rob Manwaring ( 08 8201 7712.

Public Policy Conference – Further Information



The conference venue is in the heart of Adelaide at Flinders in the City, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide. There is easy access to public transport, parking, taxis and accommodation.


The Flinders campus at Victoria Square is part of the eduroam network. Most colleagues will be able to access the wifi through this link.

In Adelaide, more generally, Internode has partnered with Adelaide City Council and the Government of South Australia to provide free WiFi across the city.

Visiting Adelaide

Adelaide is one of the great small cities of the world. Explore its attractions on the South Australia website.


Staying in Adelaide:


Some of the main hotels (and major chain hotels) near the conference venue include:


  • Hilton Hotel (opposite the venue on Victoria Square)
  • Adina Apartment Hotel (opposite the venue)


Some of the major chain hotels are on North Terrace, a 10 minute walk to the venue, or you can just jump on the tram (free for rides in the city – see Adelaide Metro for more info)

  • InterContintental, North Terrace
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Mercure Grosvenor


For those who want to see the ocean, there are some hotels in Glenelg, and you can access the tram direct to Victoria Square (about 30 mins – info on the Adelaide Metro website)

  • Stamford Grand Hotel
  • Seawall Apartments


Budget Accommodation and Hostels in the City:

  • Adelaide Backpackers – Carrington St
  • CBD Hostel – cnr King William and Currie St
  • Sunny’s Backpackers – Franklin St