Tom Bentley

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Tom Bentley is Executive Director in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria, Australia; and Director of Applied Learning, Australian and New Zealand School of Government.[1]


Bentley was Director of the think tank Demos from 1999 to 2006. He is a former special adviser to Labour MP David Blunkett, then Secretary of State for Education.[2] He was described by the Australian Financial Review as "one of Britain’s leading policy entrepreneurs".[3]

Bentley is on the board of the State Library of Victoria, the think tank Per Capita, and the Queensland-based research institute Eidos.[4]


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  1. Tom Bentley, "Biography", accessed 18.09.10
  2. Info-Dynamics Research, "Where are they now? The 1997/1998 Special Advisers to the Labour Government", GMB: April 2006 Briefing, p7, accessed 12.09.10
  3. Staff writers, "Flex e-News", accessed 18.09.10
  4. Tom Bentley, "Biography", accessed 18.09.10