Last stand and finest hour? Mahathir Mohamad and the Malaysian General Election of 2018

The School of Business and Governance, Murdoch University and its Asia Research Centre, invite you to attend a breakfast seminar at which Professor Khoo Boo Teik from the Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), author of two books on Malaysian elder statesman and current Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, will speak.

Professor Khoo’s address will explain Mahathir's remarkable comeback and the implications of the result of recent Malaysian general election for independence of the judiciary in Malaysia, corruption, foreign direct investment and foreign policy both for Australia and other countries in the region. These topics will be explored further in an interview format, followed by Q&A from the floor.

GRIPS is a prestigious internationally-focused institute conducting research on contemporary policy issues to generate innovative solutions for governments and policy makers around the world.

Event details

Date: Thursday 21st June 2018

Time: 7.15am – 9.00am

Venue: Parmelia Hilton Perth, Karri Room (14 Mill St, Perth WA 6000)

Cost: $30 per person


Registration is essential, as places are strictly limited. Please register by Friday 15th June.

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The School of Business and Governance Postgraduate Cultural Night

Thursday 26th April | 6.30pm | The Student Hub

Join us for a casual evening of fun and networking to get to know your fellow classmates! The night will be an opportunity for you to meet and socialise with your peers and learn more about our shared and diverse cultures.

We hope that you will be able to:
Wear something that symbolises your national dress or costume,
• Teach others about your country’s uniqueness and;
• Participate in exciting games (cool prizes up for grabs!).

Light refreshments will be provided.


Is the Australian Health System in Crisis?

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Tue 20th March 2018 | 2pm - 3pm | Lecture Theatre 3.024, Building 250, Murdoch University South Street Campus (WA)

The Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs is hosting the 2018 inaugural Health Administration, Policy and Leadership Lecture, featuring Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director of the Grattan Institute.
In this lecture, Professor Duckett will discuss the sustainability of the Australian health care system and outline some of the economic challenges facing the system. He will also review contemporary system issues including the future of the primary care system, hospital funding and quality of care in hospitals.

About Dr Stephen Duckett

Dr Stephen Duckett is Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute. He has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.


Places for this event are strictly limited and registration is essential.

Thanks to our partners: ACHSM and EY.

Sir Walter Murdoch School Policy Seminar: Fans First – The Optus Stadium Journey

Thu 22nd February 2018 | 12pm - 1pm | Room 1.002, Learning Link Building 513, Murdoch University South Street Campus (WA)

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David Etherton has spent the last decade as Chief Executive Officer of VenuesWest. With the opening of Optus Stadium, Western Australia now has a portfolio of sporting and entertainment venues that is among the best in the country. After starting with four venues valued at $180 million, VenuesWest now has a 13-venue portfolio valued at $2.2 billion, with nearly five million annual visitors expected in 2018/19. David has led VenuesWest through this growth whilst achieving exceptionally high customer satisfaction rates year on year. He was recognised in 2005 as a 40 under 40 leader and in 2017 was awarded the prestigious Murdoch University Leader of the Year in State or Federal Government Award.

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A Young Professionals event with Mark McGowan MLA - Premier of Western Australia:

The Path to Leadership

Tuesday 23 January 2018 | Desalination Centre: Rockingham Campus - Murdoch University |From 5.45pm

The RKCC Young Professionals would like to invite interested people to their first speaking event of 2018, featuring Mark McGowan MLA - Premier of Western Australia. This event is open to those aged between 18 and 35 who are business owners, managers/leaders, university students or those who have an interest in business and professional development.

See flyer for more information.

Australia and New Zealand Public Policy Network Conference

Date: 29th – 30th – 31st January 2018
Location: Notre Dame University, Fremantle (WA)
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.

Find out more and register here.