Wellbeing in public policy practice

In the last in a series of three seminars about social and environmental measures for public policy. Treasury Secretary Ken Henry joined a panel of experts to discuss how well-being frameworks might develop in Australia, how they are already being used in practice, and how they might influence the future development of public policy.

Around the world governments are recognising that there is more to life – and government – than GDP. The Australian Government Treasury has developed a “well-being” framework for evaluating policy and outcomes, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics has developed a project named “Measuring Australia’s Progress”.