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Past Events

  • John Cain Lecture – 2018

    Labor’s 1980s and the Future of Australian Social Democracy The annual John Cain Lecture in 2018 was be Presented by ANU historian Professor Frank Bongiorno Should we celebrate Labor’s 1980s? Frank Bongiorno identified the achievements of that era, which are considerable, at Federal level and in Victoria after election of the Cain Government, and then […]

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  • EVAN WALKER CONVERSATION – 25th October 2018

    ORCHESTRATING DIVERSITY IN FISHERMAN’S BEND Most Melbournians are aware of Fisherman’s Bend, the largest urban renewal program in the city for decades. Industrial land, close to the city and the Port of Melbourne, is to be redeveloped into high density mixed use neighbourhoods. The creation of a new piece of city is a complex endeavour […]

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  • Guardian Transparency Project

    Please check out the Guardian Australia’s Transparency Project, an effort to increase citizenry engagement in government and political transparency. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/sep/17/making-australian-politics-transparent-and-how-you-can-help Here you will find nine great tools to help the Guardian newspaper in increasing transparency in Australian politics. It is a great project and deserves the support of all those who want to hold their […]

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  • Australia’s Population Challenge (August Monthly Lunch)

    The August monthly lunch was very well attended and speaker Jeremy Reynolds, former Victorian Demographer, did not disappoint a capacity audience. Jeremy traced the history of Australia’s, and in particular Victoria’s, population growth since European settlement. The number of new arrivals increased at different rates, reflecting the events of the time – more settlers arrived […]

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