Innovation, regulation and risk in social service markets

Date:
4 April 2018

Time:
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location
Macquarie University City Campus, Level 24, 123 Pitt Street


In recent decades, federal and state governments in Australia have radically reformed how publicly-funded services are delivered, by introducing market mechanisms in aged care, vocational education, prisons and job matching, among others.

This market innovation has profoundly changed the public sector and the many and diverse private organisations which now offer education, support, care and custody to different social groups. Market innovation has also brought new risks and regulatory challenges for governments and providers, and has not always delivered the hoped-for benefits of lower costs, higher quality and consumer empowerment.

This event brings leading researchers and policy-makers together to discuss how governments, now and in the future, can meet—and mitigate—the risks and challenges of social service markets.

Keynote presentation:
Professor Valerie Braithwaite, Regulatory Institutions Network, The Australian National University: ‘The new e-quality challenge: regulating the private provision of social services’

Perspectives panel:
·Professor Janine O’Flynn, ANZSOG Professor of Public Management and Director of Education, Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne
·Eleri Morgan-Thomas, Executive Director Service System Commissioning, NSW Department of Family and Community Services
·Michael Whaites, Oceania Subregional Secretary, Public Services International

When: 4 April 2018

Where: Macquarie University City Campus

Time: 5.00pm – 7.30pm

RSVP: Bookings are essential. Register here before the 28th March.

We hope to see you there!

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