In 2014, as the Queensland Mental Health Commissioner I took a leap of faith and commenced a process that led changes to legislation, policy and practice to make harder to evict vulnerable people from their public housing for so-called anti-social behaviour.
This paper Policy into practice is about the thinking behind the scenes and the actions and tactics we took to see this process through from a good idea, to a well crafted document to better lives.
Because a policy that is not implemented is not a result.
The paper was delivered at a National Policy Officers conference conducted by Liquid Learning in Canberra on 27 June 2018. Thanks to the participants for their interest.