Australian Parliament House

Churchill Policy Room

From L-R Trent Nelson, Chair Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, Katherine Webber CF2018, Katrina Marson CF2018, Scott Falconer CF2017, Jennifer Bowles CF2014, Claire Seppings CF2015, Natalia Krysiak CF2018, Taryn Lane CF2016, Jessica Cocks CF2016, Steve Harrison CF2015, Megan Gilmour CF2016


The inaugural Churchill Policy Room was opened at Australian Parliament House on Monday 15 March 2021 by The Hon. Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Australians, Professor Deborah Terry, Vice Chancellor of The University of Queensland, The Hon. Margaret White AO, Patron of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and Mr David Trebeck, Chair of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Board.

The Churchill Policy Room also saw the launch of Policy Futures: A Reform Agenda, the flagship publication of the Policy Impact Program, a partnership between the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and the University of Queensland to identify curate and advocate a selection of ideas to increase the accessibility of valuable evidence and experiences by policymakers within Australia.

This special event provided a select group of Churchill Fellows the opportunity to share their ideas and expertise with Federal Government Ministers, members of the opposition parties, senior bureaucrats and department officials to help lead Australia out of the COVID recession. This included key policy recommendations on a wide range of initiatives for their consideration.

It is hoped that the release of this publication encourages more partnership approaches toward developing public policy that is informed by broad groups of experts, including our Churchill Fellows.

Event Opening

The inaugural Churchill Policy Room was opened at Parliament House on Monday 15 March 2021 by The Hon. Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Australians, Professor Deborah Terry, Vice Chancellor of The University of Queensland, The Hon. Margaret White AO, Patron of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and Mr David Trebeck, Chair of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Board.

Watch the presentations made by our Policy Impact Program Churchill Fellows

Press Coverage



‘Courage through Change: Best and brightest gather to future proof Australia’

Churchill Trust Media Release 15 March 2021

‘New Brains Trust for Public Toilet Research’

4BC Weekends Podcast 20 March 2021
Spencer Howson speaks with Katherine Webber CF 2018

‘Five crucial steps on the road to justice for women’

The Age 21 March 2021
Katrina Marson CF 2018

‘Planned or cultural burns: are they effective bushfire management methods?’

ABC News Online Monday 22 March 2021
Scott Falconer CF 2017


‘Public toilet expert creates blueprint for how Australia can improve loo management’

ABC News Online and MSN 29 March 2021
Katherine Webber CF 2018

‘Mother’s “year from hell” exposes gap in justice treatment systems’

Bendigo Advertiser 29 March 2021
Jennnifer Bowles CF 2014