23 April 2015
Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy...

Will the next generation be worse off than their parents? Grattan Institute’s work on the Wealth of Generations shows how older Australians are much wealthier than their predecessors, but younger Australians are falling behind. Younger lower income households are dropping out of the housing market. Meanwhile, governments are spending much more on health care and welfare for older Australians. This increased spending is driving budget deficits that impose a large tax burden on younger generations. Should we be worried about these trends, and what government policies could mitigate them?Read more
7 May 2015
Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy...

Over the past few decades, there has been a growing acceptance among scholars, professionals and policy makers of the importance of the early years. However, as we learn more about the way in which experiences in the early years shape health, development and well-being, and the extent of these influences over the life-course, the true importance of these years becomes more and more apparent.Read more
17 April 2015
Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus, Building: BA 802-803

The advent of 3D printing technologies has generated new ways of representing and conceptualising health and illness, medical practice and the body. There are many social, cultural and political implications of 3D printing, but a critical sociology of 3D printing is only beginning to emerge. Deborah Lupton seeks to contribute to this nascent literature by addressing some of the ways in which 3D printing technologies are being used to convert digital data collected on human bodies and fabricate them into tangible forms that can be touched and held.Read more
16 April 2015
Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy...

This presentation will discuss the key developments for, and findings from, the 2014 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators report, released on 19 November 2014.Read more
6 May 2015
Graduate House, University of Melbourne, 220 Leicester Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053

Professor Peter Newton from the Swinburne Institute for Social Research (SISR) speaks about 'Regenerating Australia's established suburbs: Towards a new greyfields model of development' at a lunch hosted by the John Cain Foundation as part of their series on sustainable cities.

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25 June 2015 to 26 June 2015
The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) Lecture Theatre, 75 Commercial Rd, The Alfred, Melbourne Vic 3004

The Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (Monash University) and sponsors; Department of Health and Human Services, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care invite you to attend this event titled "Patient reported outome measures (PROMs): new horizons in health-related quality of life improvements" to be held in Melbourne.

This two-day event will consist of a workshop and a seminar on PROMs.Read more
14 November 2014

The failure of the market to deliver affordable medium density infill suggests housing supply innovation requires economic actors who are able to commit to the supply of affordable housing and the most obvious candidates are consumers themselves. The solution is ‘deliberative development’ which takes insights from ‘market design’, an offshoot of game theory economics, to minimise the key risk in the development process: uncertain demand. Such ‘deliberative development’ involves the aggregation of housing consumers, who form syndicates which replace the traditional speculative developer....Read more
4 December 2014
Parliament House, The Theatre

A quiet revolution in home ownership and housing finance is leading Australia into a new era.

Join us, together with the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, at Parliament House, Canberra on Thursday 4 December 2014 as we discuss this revolution.

What is the latest research evidence telling us and what does it mean for national housing policy development?Read more
13 November 2014
Hosted by National Australia Bank, The Academy (The Bowl Room), 500 Bourke Street

The United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division) is holding a seminar entitled Demographic Transition: Addressing the economic and social impacts of an ageing population: Is there a silver lining? on Thursday 13th November, 2014, in Melbourne.

Held in partnership with National Australia Bank, this seminar seeks to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with an ageing society.Read more
25 November 2014
The Duxton Hotel

The Australian population is ageing and the housing needs and preferences of the older generations are changing. Australia has an overall housing supply shortage and there is an expectation that older residents downsizing will help to partially resolve this issue. However, obstacles such as the impact of realising owner occupied property-based capital gains on the Aged Pension are limiting the number of dwellings being sold.Read more