The Brisbane Institute is Queensland’s premier independent forum for ideas, insight, inspiration and innovation.

A leading Australian think tank, it is Queensland’s “honest broker” and provocateur in important public policy debates.  It aims to give people more power over their lives by facilitating balanced, informed and intelligent community discussions.

We do this by challenging accepted wisdom, and creating and disseminating new knowledge, understanding and ideas. We are in the business of building community capacity and community resilience for south east Queensland and beyond. Our vision is a society of free and powerful citizens, fully engaged by business, industry and government. Our call to action to our communities is “Change your world, one idea at a time”.

We value

  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Respect for difference
  • Inclusiveness
  • Balance
  • Creativity
  • Intellectual rigour

We embody these values in the issues we explore, the activities we undertake, the relationships we build with our partners and the example we set in our work.