Seminar

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14 October 2014
Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy...

Further details on Professor Peter White's Lunchtime seminar will be available shortly.  This seminar is being held in Anti-Poverty Week.Read more

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12 September 2014
Room 920, Level 9 Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham Street Carlton VIC 3053

Voter Identification is currently a hot topic in countries such as the USA, the UK and is on the agenda in Australia. Currently Queensland is the only jurisdiction which requires proof of identity to receive a ballot paper and was first employed at the recent Stafford by election.Read more

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25 September 2014
Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy...

Against a background of ongoing decline in the labour market competitiveness of young people, school-to-work pathways underwent a major restructuring during the Rudd-Gillard years. There was an appreciable, well targeted and equitable increase in school participation as a result of the new uniform national education participation requirements of the 2009 Compact with Young Australians. This was a substantial achievement for cooperative Federalism.Read more

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25 September 2014
Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

Contemporary policies that undertake ‘place management’ and ‘urban renewal’ have forebears that date back to early 20th century slum clearance programs—the very genesis of public housing in Australia. At their core, such policies hold, not just that disadvantaged people are concentrated in specific localities, but that the features of those localities further disadvantage its residents. This central premise runs through programs from public housing estate regeneration, to community participation and on to mixed tenure redevelopment.Read more

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11 September 2014
Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy...

This seminar will be hosted by the Brotherhood’s Senior Manager, Financial Inclusion, Tony Robinson. Tony is a former Minister for Gaming in the Victorian Government.Read more

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4 September 2014
Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy...

Young people stereotyped as ‘NEET’, ‘Homeless’ and ‘Disadvantaged’ have become canaries in the coal mine of our society.  The growing challenges we identify in young people point to faults in our ecosystem that we must resolve, but instead we continue to focus on trying to promote, ‘save’ or ‘blame’ young people as the source of the problem.  How can we apply a smarter approach that can ‘free the canary’ at the same time as addressing the real challenges of how we think about, invest in and work with young people?Read more

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9 October 2014
Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy...

Commissioning is a concept that originally emerged in the UK around 20 years ago and has been used since this time to drive reform in a number of different areas of public services.  Broadly speaking the commissioning agenda represents an attempt to reduce the role of the state in the provision of services and instead promote the ides that public authorities should be an enabler; the strategic oversight function concerned with assessing needs of defined populations and the outcomes delivered by services.  This concept has recently started to enter...Read more

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2 October 2014
Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitroy...

At various times the University of Melbourne has had a local reputation for being a rather disagreeable neighbour.  For many residents of Carlton, and particularly residents of the public housing estates, proximity to the University has not increased their educational or socioeconomic opportunities.  A local partnership initiative has recently attempted to address these perceptions and explore possibilities for promoting mutually beneficial outcomes for both local communities and the University.Read more

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17 September 2014
Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy...

What happens when a young person in educational setting encounters real life workplaces and the people who work in them?  Over recent years, governments around the globe have encouraged ever greater employer engagement with education.  In this seminar, Dr Anthony Mann will present international evidence on the impact activities like work experience placements, enterprise competitions and careers fairs can have in terms of young people’s employment outcomes and also present new approaches for understanding why positive impacts can often be expected.  He concludes by drawing out the...Read more

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19 August 2014
Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus, Building: TD Room: 121

When American troops led the invasion of Iraq in 2003, one question that was widely asked was: how long will it be this time before Hollywood tackles the topic? Notoriously, with Vietnam, there was a long standoff, with hardly a film produced while the long war continued. This time, though, in very curious circumstances, the response of the film-making community was quick, sharp and repeated. In all 24 fiction films tackling different aspects of the war appeared between 2005-8. These films share many features.Read more