Whilst Australia’s crime rates have been decreasing over the past few years, community crime in Australia is on the rise in a number of key areas including; theft, domestic and family violence, assaults, methamphetamines use (specifically ice), and hate crimes (2014 NSW Recorded Crime Statistics Report). Such behaviours negatively affect the well-being and social cohesion of our communities. Read more
What are Australia’s strengths and challenges? How should Australia seek to secure its future? A multi-disciplinary, evidence-based Australian Council of Learned Academies project finds that we can indeed provide foundations for a fair, free, prosperous and sustainable Australia. But there are, understandably, crucial co-conditions for this to happen. The presentation outlines the evidence and the findings from the report.
An extract of the report, including key findings, can be found at: Read more
What makes achieving innovation so challenging for leaders in the public sector?
What is the role that design thinking tools and approaches can play in accelerating outcomes?
The design thinking process is a tool to equip managers with a more practical approach to public sector problem solving. It is a collaborative method that focuses on the generation of ideas and discovering opportunities for innovation.Read more
As New Zealand has emerged from the Global Financial Crisis, the labour market is buoyant, population growth is high and both permanent and temporary migration is at an historic high. But do these conditions represent a temporary state – and are they hiding a population ‘bomb’ (to use the extravagant language of the 1970s)? Certainly, a new New Zealand is emerging with very different demographic – and economic – trajectories for New Zealand’s regions and for the country as a whole. Is immigration the answer? Are we prepared to discuss much less manage ‘smart decline’?Read more
STAR - Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience Workshops
The Chair in Restorative Justice at Victoria University is pleased to offer, for the first time in New Zealand, two intensive training workshops of the remarkable American programme STAR – Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience.
Workshop one will have a particular focus on the implication for restorative justice facilitators and those who support victims of crime. Registrations for this workshop are now fullRead more
Student Advancement is pleased to invite you to Swinburne's inaugural Barak-Wonga Oration.
The Swinburne Annual Barak-Wonga Oration is named in honour of two significant Aboriginal leaders, William Barak and Simon Wonga. The oration is a key element of Swinburne’s Reconciliation Action Plan. The oration is designed to advance understandings in the wider community on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues.
The inaugural Barak/Wonga Oration will be presented by Ms Belinda Duarte.Read more
The Department of Treasury and Finance and IPAA Victoria proudly present the annual seminar, ’Building the Business Case’ now in its 9th year. This popular and interactive event illustrates key principles for best practice business case development using real-world case studies.
Senior Department of Treasury and Finance advisors provide guidance on government expectations and how to improve the quality of business cases. Learn the essentials of a successful business case that cuts through, convinces and delivers.Read more