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.

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Our latest publication, Buraadja: the Liberal Case for National Reconciliation by Senator Andrew Bragg, comprises three essays that make the case for national reconciliation. Bugiya (yesterday) provides an account of the Liberal Party’s approach to Indigenous affairs, Nhaway (today) considers the current problems faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and Buraadja (tomorrow) draws on liberal values to make a compelling case for national reconciliation in Australia.

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Our work streams

The institute’s work is centred on three major work streams: Democracy in a Religious World; The End of Human Rights?; and Strengthening Hope, Renewing Confidence. The aim is to provide a clear-eyed, evidence-based survey of the political and sociological landscape, and the opportunities and challenges for the years ahead.

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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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