A new policy shop

The NSW state government funds the James Martin Institute for Public Policy, in partnership with Uni Sydney, UTS, and Western Sydney U

“Our unique approach builds on a close partnership with government to bring academic experts into the early stages of policy making. By creating a trusted environment we can enable the contestability of ideas and neutralise vested interests,” the website advises.

Want to learn more? To “read our launch press release with comments from the NSW government, university vice-chancellors, our chair of board and CEO,” one has to fill in a form, providing name and email and nominate an industry.

Perhaps it’s a way of keeping watch on “vested interests”.