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CAN WE SAVE THE MURRAY-DARLING?

The Murray Darling basin is in crisis. How has this happened and what can be done to save the nation’s largest river system? David Lewis provides some answers.

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REFORM OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Download the paper commissioned from Professor Leesa Wheelahan setting out directions for reform of VET Download PDF

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  • Over-use of a shrinking resource: can we save the Murray-Darling? (May Lunch)

    Numerous reports tell us the Murray Darling basin is in crisis. How has this happened and what can be done to save the nation’s largest river system? David Lewis is well placed to examine the vexed problem of the Murray Darling basin. At our May lunch, he discussed the issues and what he thinks might be […]

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  • IS MELBOURNE ALREADY TOO HOT TO HANDLE? (March Lunch)

    The March lunch considered ways in which climate change is already affecting Melbourne Climate change is a wicked problem. A well known writer and publisher, Sophie Cunningham, has been thinking and writing about this problem, in particular how it is affecting Melbourne. She led a discussion of what damage is already evident and what is […]

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  • AUSTRALIANS AND MODERN SLAVERY (Feb Lunch)

    The first lunch for 2019 was held on the usual third Wednesday in February, at Graduate House, University of Melbourne. This talk focused on Australia – how Australians can be part of the slavery problem as well as contributing to possible solutions. In a global economy, Australians are exposed to slave-making in the Asia Pacific […]

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  • 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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