Michael is Honorary Research Professor of Public Policy at the Centre for Regional and Rural Futures within Deakin University. Professor Porter has had leadership roles in universities, a think tank in Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPM&C), central banking and international institutions as well as in the private sector, specialising in advancing economic reform agendas. His focus has been on bridging the gaps between advances in economic thinking and government implementation of economic policy and institutional reforms, both in Australia and internationally. Michael’s current priorities include his involvement with the Australian Water Project (AWP) that he initiated in 2009-10 while National Director, Research and Policy at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

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