“Since its formation in 1999, The Brisbane Institute has, in accordance with its charter, developed as a generator of ideas and a facilitator of discussion. A feature of the Institute is its emerging status as a key driver of intellectual exchange between policy makers and practitioners in industry, commerce, government, academic institutions and the wider community, both in Australia and internationally.”

Major General Peter Arnison A.C. CVO
Chancellor, QUT


“The Brisbane Institute in its short life has become a focus for debate and dialogue in Brisbane, an is already one of Australia’s leading public affairs forums. I look forward with pleasure to an on-going association with this dynamic and important institute.”

Philip Bacon AM
Philip Bacon Galleries

“The Brisbane Institute provides a dynamic forum for all of us to hear and exchange views on a wide range of issues, in a civilised and often very entertaining climate.”

Jude Munro
CEO, Brisbane City Council

“The Brisbane Institute is an excellent ideas forum. I believe it is imperative for everyone engaged in business to ‘think outside the square’ occasionally and be aware of the issues affecting the state and our future social, cultural and economic development.”

Paul Spiro
Managing Partner, Gadens lawyers