When I gave my maiden speech to parliament last year, I promised to speak more about randomised policy trials, which I've managed to do on a couple of occasions.

But just to make sure that people don't think I've dropped the randomista ball, I've moved a private members' motion, which the House of Representatives will be debating on Monday.
DR LEIGH: To move—That this house:

(1) reaffirms this Government’s commitment to evidence-based policy making;

(2) notes that:

(a) the Productivity Commission has highlighted the importance of rigorous evaluation in assessing the impact of social, educational, employment and economic programs; and

(b) randomised policy trials are increasingly being used as an evaluation tool in developed and developing nations; and

(3) supports measures to increase the quality of evaluations, and calls on the Government to consider whether randomised policy trials may be implemented to evaluate future Government policies.

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