Does gut feeling ‘Trump’ evidence? No, says Australia21


2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Australia21. More than ever we need think tanks working for the public good, developing and promoting public policy based on evidence and facts.

Australia21 Chair, Paul Barratt sums up the situation in this 70 second video:



‘We’ve just seen Donald Trump elected to the most powerful position in the world on a basis that does not rely on drawing conclusions from evidence but is very much about assertion and gut feeling,’ says Paul.

‘We in Australia21 believe that the only basis for enduring and successful policy formulation is to proceed from the evidence to derive what will work and what will work in the long term.’

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