JMI events bring together policymakers, industry and community, and academic experts. They showcase innovative ideas that will shape the future of public policy in Australia.

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5 June 2024 | Webinar

JMI partnered with the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) in the UK to discuss the Australian Universities Accord and to share experience and potential learning opportunities.

28 May 2024 | Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The first in a series of Policy Talks focused on affordable and accessible housing. It featured Rebecca Pinkstone, inaugural Chief Executive of Homes NSW, in conversation with Professor Philip Oldfield, Head of School at UNSW Built Environment. JMI’s Policy Talks events aim to build a community of policy professionals across sectors to foster innovation and inclusivity at all levels of government policy.

10 May 2024 | University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong (UOW) and JMI celebrated joining forces to strengthen public policy innovation in Australia. Alongside JMI’s CEO, Libby Hackett and UOW Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Patricia Davidson, we were joined by NSW Minister for Health, Regional Health, the Illawarra and the South Coast the Hon Ryan Park MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces the Hon Paul Scully MP.

March 2024 | Online

This webinar provided an overview of the grants program, research themes and application process, and included an opportunity for Q&A. Past grant recipients spoke about their experience of applying for the grant and working with JMI.

December 2023 | UTS

JMI co-hosted a roundtable on Digital ID with the UTS Human Technology Institute (HTI) in December 2023 as part of the JMI Policy Challenge Grants Program. The roundtable was informed by findings from Improving governance and training for the use of facial verification technology in NSW Digital ID, the result of the grant, and convened senior public servants and leading experts from across Australia to tackle pivotal issues in rolling out digital identity initiatives. The discussion centred on ensuring proper governance and accountability over digital IDs, and the importance of ongoing cooperation across jurisdictions in this rapidly evolving space.

22 November 2023 | State Library of NSW

Hosted at the State Library of New South Wales on 22 November 2023, JMI held its annual reception showcasing the seven research projects and teams who were awarded the 2023 JMI Policy Challenge Grants from the University of Sydney, Western Sydney University, University of Technology Sydney, UNSW and Charles Sturt University. The event featured a keynote speech by The Hon. Anoulack Chanthivong, NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading, Industry and Trade, Innovation, Science and Technology, Building, and Corrections.

9 August 2023 | Australian Computer Society

JMI hosted an expert briefing on artificial intelligence and government at the Australian Computer Society on 9 August 2023. The briefing brought together leading AI experts and senior policymakers for a frank exchange on the latest developments in AI, including generative AI, and related challenges and opportunities for government. The event showcased JMI’s highly collaborative model, connecting policymakers with experts to tackle the most complex and pressing challenges.

NSW Deputy Premier Prue Car during the JMI's flagship event at UNSW on 7 August 2023

7 August 2023 | UNSW Sydney

The JMI Policymaker Summit brought together over 200 experts from across government, academia, civil society and industry. The program featured a keynote address by NSW Deputy Premier Prue Car, NSW Minister for Water, Housing and Homelessness Rose Jackson and contributions from leading experts and researchers. A Policy Impact Exhibition showcased the work of policy institutes that help shape the dial on many complex policy challenges facing Australia today.

22 June 2023 | NSW Parliament House

JMI co-hosted the launch of the NSW Anti-slavery Commissioner’s first Strategic Plan, Working Together for Real Freedom, at an event at NSW Parliament House in Sydney. The event brought together over 200 participants from various sectors and industries, including many survivors of modern slavery. The Strategic Plan marks a significant milestone in the fight against modern slavery in NSW.

4 April 2023 | University of Sydney

JMI hosted an interactive panel discussion at the University of Sydney about whether and how governments should be disclosing their sustainability impact. The event marked the public launch of the JMI Policy Insights Paper “Sovereign Sustainability Reporting – NSW and Beyond”, written by Dr Angela Cummine during her time as the inaugural JMI Senior Policy Fellow.

1 December 2022 | Various locations

Between September and December 2022, JMI designed and facilitated four workshops that brought together more than 60 experts to explore the types of policies, programs and approaches that could shift the dial on modern slavery in NSW. Workshop participants brought and contributed expertise from multiple disciplines and sectors.

15 November 2022 | NSW Parliament House

The JMI Policy Challenge Grant is an annual award program to support applied public policy research addressing some of NSW’s biggest policy challenges. The James Martin Institute was delighted to award six grants to outstanding research teams at the NSW Parliament from the University of Sydney, Western Sydney University, and UTS at the NSW Parliament on 15 November 2022.

28 September 2022 | Western Sydney University

JMI’s inaugural Oration took place on 28 September 2022, hosted by Western Sydney University in Parramatta. The Oration was delivered by NSW Premier, The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP, who gave a Headland Speech on Education. The event brought together 150 senior policymakers, leaders from government, universities, business, and the community, as well as academic and education experts.

21 July 2022 | Webinar

Can we reshape capitalism to save humanity from the climate catastrophe? We explored this question during our first Policymaker Live webinar on 21 July 2022 with Alessio Terzi, Author of ‘Growth for Good’ and Economist at the European Commission, Dr Anna Young-Ferris from the University of Sydney Business School, and Dr Kar Mei Tang, Chair of Women in Economics NSW and former Chief Circular Economist at NSW Circular.

NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning The Hon. Sarah Mitchell MLC opened the workshop by highlighting the importance of learning from recent disasters.

29 June 2022 | Online workshop

JMI was delighted to host an interactive workshop on 23 June 2022 with policymakers, experts and school principals on how to boost resilience in rural and remote education in NSW. NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning The Hon. Sarah Mitchell MLC opened the workshop by highlighting the importance of learning from recent disasters.

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