PM Glynn Institute

Public policy for the common good

As ACU’s public policy think tank, the institute’s brief is to contribute to deeper thinking and new conversations about important issues confronting the Catholic community and Australian society, to help renew and strengthen our life in common.


Making social media accountable was the focus of the first event in the 2022 Ethos series in Sydney on 15 March. Panellists Paul Kelly (Editor-at-Large of The Australian), Anna Dickinson (Principal of Loreto Kirribilli), Stephen Finlay (Director of ACU’s Dianoia Institute for Philosophy) and Year 12 student Gemma Chittendon discussed the impact and ethics of social media and what needs to change, in conversation with Walkley Award-winning journalist Ms Helen Dalley. The Ethos series brings together university-based and external speakers to discuss major issues affecting public ethics and the future of Australia.

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Projects and programs

The institute also undertakes a range of stand-alone projects to highlight evidence and perspectives which can be overlooked in the discussion of contentious issues, such as religious freedom, palliative care and euthanasia, Indigenous recognition, and social cohesion, trust and belonging in Australia.

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The institute’s publications include brochures, pamphlets, lectures, discussion papers, occasional papers, and reports on policy issues, as well as books and monographs published under its own imprint, the Kapunda Press, in association with Connor Court Publishing.

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