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  • DISADVANTAGE IN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS: WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? Monthly Lunch Report

    Monthly Lunch: March 15th 2017 The speaker at the March lunch was Dr Sue Thomson, Director Educational Monitoring & Research at ACER. She presented two new reports analysing reasons for Australia’s poor performance in international literacy and numeracy tests. PISA scores showed a decline in overall performance at the age of 15 in science, maths […]

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  • VET in Crisis: Post Report

    SEMINAR: 2nd March 2017 VET in CRISIS A packed lecture theatre heard LH Martin Institute Professor Leesa Wheelahan explain with grim clarity why Australia’s vocational education system is failing students, industry and the community. In a seminar facilitated by John Cain Foundation Director Maxine McKew, Professor Wheelahan documented in detail the mismatch between stated objectives […]

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  • JCF Monthly Lunch - Our Liveability: Can we take it for granted?

    JCF Monthly Lunch – Feb 2017 Our Liveability: Can we take it for granted?

    Jude Munro AO, Chair of the Victorian Planning Authority, was the presenter at the first monthly lunch for 2017.  She presented statics showing that on current forecasts Melbourne’s population will increase to 10 million by 2050 and asked the audience to suggest ways in which the city can deal with the increased numbers and maintain […]

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  • JCF Come Clean Press Release October 12th 2016

    COME CLEAN: Press Articles

    Download the latest press articles from Come Clean here   January 18, 2017 Turnbull makes a good start on expenses, but needs to go further Colleen Lewis, Monash University Malcolm Turnbull is to be congratulated on establishing an independent body to oversee politicians’ expenses, but an independent anti-corruption commission is still needed.   January 12, 2017 […]

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