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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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  • October Monthly Lunch: Wednesday 18th October

    Autonomous Electric Vehicles: An Emerging Force for Disruption in our Cities Lyndsay Neilson is internationally recognised as a leading expert in urban design and strategy. He drew on his experience and knowledge to lead a discussion on the development of autonomous electric vehicles and pointed to the implication of new forms of transport for city planners.  Lyndsay’s […]

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  • September monthly Lunch – Wednesday 20 September 2017

    Australia’s Political System – a Deficit in Trust In 2016 Dr Colleen Lewis was commissioned by the John Cain Foundation to report on the parlace state of political donations in Australia. At this lunch Professor Lewis updated her report. What, if anything, has changed? She led a Q&A discussion, facilitated by John Cain Foundation Director […]

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  • August Monthly Lunch – Wednesday 16 August 2017

    Removal of 50 Level Crossings in Melbourne was a commitment of the Victorian Government at the last election. The Monthly Lunch on Wednesday 16 August presented a progress report on this major infrastructure project from Allen Garner, COO of the Level Crossing Removal Authority. Allen has long experience in the construction industry and as COO, […]

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