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Past Events

  • JCF Politics in the Pub 22 May “How do young people get by”

    On the 22nd of May 2018, the John Cain Foundation held an interactive event as we embarked on our first free “Politics in the Pub” Q&A event of 2018 to discuss key issues facing young people in Australia today and potential solutions. Young people today face significant issues in a rapidly changing economy, including lack […]

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  • April Lunch: A BASIC INCOME FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS

    The idea of a basic income for all citizens, regardless of employment or asset status, is not new.  While there have been isolated experiments in the past, no country has fully implemented a universal income, at least not yet. Perhaps inspired by concerns about the unequal distribution of rewards from modern market economies, a number of countries are reviewing the […]

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  • February Monthly Lunch: Wednesday 21st 2018

    WHY ENVIRONMENT REFORM IS ESSENTIAL TO LABOR’S AGENDA FOR GOVERNMENT For our first lunch for 2018, the John Cain Foundation hosted a talk with Felicity Wade, the national convenor of the Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN). LEAN has been a game changer within Labor, successfully delivering policy through activism by party members. LEAN prosecuted and […]

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  • 2017 End of Year Reflections

    2017 – REFLECTIONS The year offered more than enough issues for a progressive think tank to tackle. Our strategic priorities are reflected in the topics on which we focused our research and communication with supporters. Discussion forums including the monthly policy lunches and occasional seminars examined important national and state issues in city design, education, energy, housing and the […]

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