The IPA and the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the Doing Development Differently Essay Competition.
The winner of the $1,500 first prize was Cian Hussey from the University of Notre Dame who wrote Spontaneous Order in Indigenous Australia. Cian examined the failure of government welfare in addressing indigenous disadvantage and outlined an approach for the future that included cutting red tape and encouraging grassroots activities.
The winner of the $500 second prize was Alex Prindiville from Murdoch University who wrote Good Intentions Do Not Always Mean Good Outcomes. Alex identified financial regulations and poorly designed public policy as contributing to the gap between non-indigenous and indigenous home ownership rates.
The competition asked students and young people from Western Australia to write essays responding to the statement ‘Explain how Atlas’ Doing Development Differently approach could be applied to one or more public policy issue in Australia in a way that benefits the most poor and marginalised members of our society’.
The competition and its winners were featured in the Atlas Foundation’s global newsletter.
To find out more about the Atlas Foundation’s Doing Development Differently program, read my piece from the December IPA Review.