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

This seminar draws on English interest in Serious Case Reviews as a mechanism for learning lessons when things go wrong. The focus is on SCRs related to the care of vulnerable adults of which there have been about 140. Some are influential reports – others are very local and not well known. Jill and her colleagues have been analysing Adult SCRs to draw out key themes and to consider them in practice and policy debates. Such analyses have included SCRs relating to dementia care, intellectual impairments, mental capacity, and review processes.Read more
5 March 2015
Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy...

This presentation will outline how Sweden and other Nordic nations achieve high workforce participation rates for women, and comprehensive, quality and affordable early childhood education and care (ECEC).  It will identify how Australia can also achieve these if the nation now considers and properly develops policies for extensive, publicly-provided ECEC, and for a proper balance between work and family life.  The economic as well as the social benefits for Australia of changing course and learning from the Nordic approach to investing in children will be outlined in detail.Read more
20 March 2015 to 19 March 2015
Pan Pacific Perth

Over time community needs and wants change according to available knowledge and resources. As a consequence rules and regulations must change.  It is incumbent upon the public service to review, design, and implement regulations in the most efficient possible manner.

Regulatory reform presents the public service with an opportunity to enhance its efficiency and effectiveness in delivering public good. Read more
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
12 March 2015
Museum of Sydney, AGL Theatre

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has undertaken a suite of complementary research projects on the role of the housing system in productivity growth, led by internationally renowned experts in the field; Professor Duncan Maclennan (University of St Andrews, Scotland), Professor Bill Randolph (AHURI Research Centre—The University of New South Wales) and Associate Professor Nicole Gurran (AHURI Research Centre—University of Sydney).
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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
11 November 2014
Swinburne University Of Technology , Hawhthorn campus, Penang Conference Room (LB311)

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald caught my attention: “Key to the classroom… make it interesting”. “Really?” I thought. “After all these years of innovation and quality teaching frameworks, are we still trying to work out how to engage students?”Read more