AAAS Science Assessment ~ Home Members | Government 2.0 Taskforce Fifteen members make up the Government 2.0 Taskforce. They are: Dr Nicholas Gruen (Chair) Dr Gruen has worked in a diverse range of public policy and other roles since 1981. He has worked as An economic policy adviser to two Federal Government Ministers – Treasurer John Dawkins (1991 to 1994) and Industry Minister John Button (1981, 83-85).An Associate Commissioner to the Productivity Commission (1994 – 1997) where he was Presiding Commissioner on one inquiry and an industry study and Associate Commissioner on five inquiries.Director of the Business Council of Australia’s New Directions economic reform project from 1997 to 2000.CEO of Lateral Economics and Peach Discount Mortgage Broking since 2000. Dr Gruen holds a PhD and BA Hons (First Class) from the ANU and a LLB Hons from Melbourne University. He has been a regular columnist for the Australian Financial Review and the Courier Mail and has been a substantial contributor to Australia’s thriving policy blog scene at Club Troppo.
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