Am wondering whether the Australia-Malaysia Institute announced by Downer today http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/releases/2005/fa039_05.html - which is akin to the Australia-Indonesia Institute are wroth listing as governmment sponsored 'think tanks' - they seem to be oriented to high level exchanges programs and development of links rather than promoting public debate. Anyone else have a view? --Bob Burton 03:07, 28 Mar 2006 (EST)
probably not the right term
I tend to agree that think-tank probably isn't the right term for the AII etc. Perhaps we should just put them under institutes? We need a category that political institutes & centres at universities can fit under also...
Removing non-think tank organisation
I've removed a number of organisations from the list on the page, as I don't think they can be categorised as think tanks (eg: Adam smith club, samual griffith society, crossroads - these are clearly not think tanks). I have also removed the Asia Institute, as this is really a university research centre, and given that there are over a thousand of these around Australia, I dont think they need to be listed here (nor do they fit with the purpose of the page.) -- Mc 12:48, 16 Jun 2006 (EDT)