A public forum to learn more about how consumers of electricity can help reclaim control over their power bills, and more particularly, how the power companies are getting away with massive bill hikes every single year. Expert speakers will outline how the current National Energy Rules are being exploited to make huge profits for the power companies, but provide little protection for the consumer. The great myths around renewable energy solutions will be debunked, and the links between electricity supply/demand and climate change explored.Read more
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
Mr. Diringer has been deeply engaged in environmental issues and policy for nearly 30 years. From 1983 to 1997, he was a reporter and editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he authored several award-winning environmental series and covered the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Director of Communications and Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where he helped develop major policy initiatives, led White House press and communications strategy on the environment, and was a member of U.S.Read more
Gambling issues are frequently in the public eye. What does the latest research say about social risks of gambling? What regulatory tools are used in Victoria to manage costs and benefits? The two speakers at this seminar will explore these questions. Robert Kerr is a volunteer with the Research and Policy Centre of the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Robert is a Commissioner of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, following a career as an economist with the Treasury, Productivity Commission and the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission.Read more
Bookings are now open for the third annual Power to Persuade Symposium . This interactive forum engages leaders in government, academics and the community sector to discuss how to create better social policy.
The theme for this year’s forum is working across sectors to improve policy design, implementation and outcomes through focus on practical strategies for building cross-sector relationships and understanding.Read more
This year's Oration will be delivered by Helen Christensen, Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute and Professor of Mental Health at the University of New South Wales.
Professor Christensen will examine the scientific evidence for the benefits of web programs and mobile applications in reducing suicide risk. She will also discuss the use of social media to detect suicide risk, and explore its potential to influence population change.Read more
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
WHAT: The joint collaboration between HLI">http://www.hlinc.org.au/> (Health Libraries Inc.) and HLA ">https://www.alia.org.au/groups/HLA> (Health Libraries Australia, the national ALIA health group) is both the context and the theme for the day....Read more