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
Over the course of two days, academics, researchers, political leaders, policy makers and arts practitioners will explore, debate and develop future strategies for the humanities, arts and social sciences to contribute to public good.
This year’s Forum will include the inaugural CHASS Australia Prizes Dinner at Queen’s Hall, Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne.
Ticket prices* (incl. GST): Day 1
General Admission $165
Day 2 (Master Classes)
General Admission $275
Student/Concession $253...Read more
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
Essential training for the case management agency, educator, practitioner, professional or supervisor” ~ brought to you by the CMSA, Australia & New Zealand’s national registration & regulatory body for Certified Case Managers™Read more