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Policy Exchange, Brisbane, 30-31 October 2008

Market Design: Driving Investment in National Capacity

Policy Exchange 2008, Per Capita’s annual policy conference, took place at Queensland Parliament House in Brisbane on 30-31 October.

The Federal Treasurer, Wayne Swan, the Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh, and the Federal Housing Minister, Tanya Plibersek, each delivered Keynote Speeches at this year’s event.

The theme for this year’s conference was “Market Design: Driving Investment in National Capacity”. The event examined how government sets the ‘rules of the game’ in key markets, aligning policy goals with profitable behaviour and stimulating investment in areas of national capacity constraint.

The conference built on our inaugural policy event held in Melbourne last April, which was attended by a number of Premiers, Federal Shadow Ministers, and senior public servants. Like that event, the 2008 conference was organised in conjunction with the UK’s Policy Network.