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    13   evidence-based policy making

Dr Leigh, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)    reaffirms this Government’s commitment to evidence-based policy making;

(2)    notes that:

(a)    the Productivity Commission has highlighted the importance of rigorous evaluation in assessing the impact of social, educational, employment and economic programs; and

(b)   randomised policy trials are increasingly being used as an evaluation tool in developed and developing nations; and

(3)    supports measures to increase the quality of evaluations, and calls on the Government to consider whether randomised policy trials may be implemented to evaluate future Government policies.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.