Despite Australia’s rich and thriving economy, there are a significant number of individuals and communities in Australia who continue to experience disadvantage. Disadvantage has significant implications for our economy, and therefore all Australians. Read more
The Breaking New Ground conference is aimed at organisational decision makers across Australia who are interested in sharing ideas from a wide variety of sectors including out-of-home care, child protection, early childhood, health, education, mental health and the social investment community.
The conference will focus on the development of Social Benefit Bonds and Social Investment, as a means to supporting innovative practice and harnessing new funding within Australia’s social services sector.Read more
Will the next generation be worse off than their parents? Grattan Institute’s work on the Wealth of Generations shows how older Australians are much wealthier than their predecessors, but younger Australians are falling behind. Younger lower income households are dropping out of the housing market. Meanwhile, governments are spending much more on health care and welfare for older Australians. This increased spending is driving budget deficits that impose a large tax burden on younger generations. Should we be worried about these trends, and what government policies could mitigate them?Read more
Fraud is becoming increasingly common in Australia and seems to be rising each year. According to Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s latest six-monthly enforcement report, the amount of white collar crime committed in financial services almost doubled in the second half of 2014.
Attend 2015’s 4th Annual Fraud Prevention & Detection Summit and hear from an array of fraud experts within the Australian government, energy and financial sectors.
Professor Peter Newton from the Swinburne Institute for Social Research (SISR) speaks about 'Regenerating Australia's established suburbs: Towards a new greyfields model of development' at a lunch hosted by the John Cain Foundation as part of their series on sustainable cities.
Over the past few decades, there has been a growing acceptance among scholars, professionals and policy makers of the importance of the early years. However, as we learn more about the way in which experiences in the early years shape health, development and well-being, and the extent of these influences over the life-course, the true importance of these years becomes more and more apparent.Read more
Ozwater is Australia’s international water conference and trade exhibition, and is run annually by the Australian Water Association (AWA). This highly regarded event has built a strong reputation for being the ‘must attend’ event on the calendar for water industry professionals and those with a commercial interest in water. The last event, Ozwater‘14, attracted over 3000 participants.Read more