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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The IGPS in association with NZAG is excited to present this public lecture on Rural Ageing from gerontologist Norah Keating who is visiting New Zealand from the University of Alabama as the keynote speaker at the annual New Zealand Association of Gerontology (NZAG) conference.
Dr. Keating is a family gerontologist who is interested in issues faced by older adults and their families. As Director of IAGG's Global Social Initiative on Ageing, her research and capacity-building focuses on families and aging, liveability of older adults, and care.Read more
The Whitlam Institute is throwing open its doors for its first ever Open Day on Saturday 20 September. From 10.30am – 2pm you’re invited to explore our home in the extraordinary Female Orphan School (1813), and take a free tour; see the original Letter of Dismissal on display – a rare opportunity; get behind the scenes and meet our Board and staff including Senator the Hon John Faulkner, Patricia Amphlett, Nicholas Whitlam and Geoffrey Roberson; and receive early notice for our upcoming events, research and exhibitions.Read more
Opening up government to data & its insight
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In light of the recent National Commission of Audit and Federal Budget priorities around driving efficiency and productivity improvements across all areas of Commonwealth, data analytics has been highlighted as key priority for the Abbott Government.
The name of the game now is to move from a risk adverse government culture, where data analytics is minimal, to one that is strategic, data driven and commercially focused.
Local government’s communities are an enormous source of knowledge, capability and resource for getting stuff done. In New Zealand as well as internationally councils are waking up to this and finding new and exciting ways of working with their communities. But so are higher tiers of government, often bypassing local government. Private sector and civil society organisations are also increasingly involved. Will local government retain its central role in local governance, or will it simply be one of a number of different players?Read more
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
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
Piketty has recently proposed that market capitalism tends, in the absence of taxes and regulation, to a highly unequal distribution of income and wealth, the sustainability of which under democratic government is potentially problematic.Read more
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