Making sense of the ways journalists, academics, bureaucrats, politicians and the public see public questions.

Image of questions marks painted on bitumen

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 28 April 2016


Seminar Room 1.13, Coombs Extension Building (8), Fellows Road, ANU
ANU Canberra


Peter Martin


+61 (0)2 6125 3948

Why is it that arguments that persuade politicians and the public often completely fail to persuade academics and bureaucrats, and why is that academics and bureaucrats are unable to use the media to cut through?

As an experienced observer of media interactions with policymakers, Peter Martin will present examples from the fields of tax, economics, international treaties and climate change, and suggest ways of bringing the five tribes together.

About the Speaker

Peter Martin is Economics Editor of The Age. A former Commonwealth Treasury official, he has reported economics for the ABC and then for Fairfax Media since 1985. In 1996 he was Journalist in Residence at the Melbourne University Economics Department.

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet