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

John Spierings was appointed as the Reichstein Foundation’s Executive Officer in 2013 after nearly five years experience as a senior adviser to Julia Gillard, both as Education Minister and Prime Minister. He worked as a researcher and policy advocate in education and training with the Dusseldorp Skills Forum between 1998 and 2008. John has a PhD in Australian economic history, focused on business management in Australia between the wars. He has a long standing interest in social justice, community development and social policy issues.Read more
22 September 2015
Hawthorn Community Precinct, 584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Though humans have been playing for thousands of years, in recent decades digital technology has reshaped the way we play and its role in everyday life.

But while gaming is often written off as a bit of a waste of time, what if there were more to games and play than just overcoming boredom?

What if we could look at games as a new popular artform, or a new way of expressing ourselves? Even more excitingly, what if games allowed us to learn and grow in interesting new ways?

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

Professor Mark Considine is Dean of Arts at the University of Melbourne, Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria) and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences. His research areas include governance, comparative social policy, employment services, public sector reform, local development, and organisational sociology. He has produced numerous journal articles along with five books and numerous book chapters.Read more
11 September 2015
Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus, Building: AGSE , Room: 211

Klaus Neumann will discuss key themes of his recent book, Across the Seas: Australia's Response to Refugees: A History, and talk about the challenges of writing it.

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16 September 2015
Novotel Perth Langley


Session Outline

Everywhere, the collaboration or “new” economy is bursting out all over.  Transport, human services, education, health, politics…pretty much everywhere you look, a combination of technology, entrepreneurs both civic and commercial and just sheer human inventiveness is birthing dramatic changes to the way we live, learn, travel, shop and entertain ourselves.

These changes come with some tricky choices for policy makers and governments.Read more
5 October 2015
Zelman Room, Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

The phenomenon of "connected viewing" is creating a revolution in how our media is created, circulated, and consumed. However, the functionality of this new multi-platform, socially-networked digital entertainment experience is heavily dependent on "the cloud" and its attendant infrastructure, such as data centers and server farms across the globe.Read more
28 August 2015
Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus. Building: AGSE Room 211:

Amidst reinvigorated concerns over ‘radicalization’ and domestic terrorism, Western governments are pursuing some of the most drastic changes to national security legislation since 9/11. These changes twin unprecedented technical capabilities with expanded legal powers for security intelligence agencies and law enforcement. This talk explores the most recent manifestations of pre-emptive counter-terrorism measures in Canada, Australia, and the United States, and unpacks their potential in the context of digital communication environments.Read more
10 September 2015
Female Orphan School, University of Western Sydney, Corner James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere

This public seminar will explore the political considerations which underpin decision-making about the death penalty at both domestic and international levels.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