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The Evan Walker Conversation

Picture of the front page of Plan_Melbourne_2017-2050Melbourne’s infrastructure development is struggling to keep pace with its increasing population. How can the city respond creatively to these problems? The Evan Walker Conversation – on Monday October 21 –  features the Victorian Minister for Planning and Housing, Hon Richard Wynne, who will report on Plan Melbourne, the city’s blueprint for urban design. The Managing Director of Housing Choices Australia, Michael Lennon, will share the platform. Book here for this free event.

The John Cain Foundation would like to acknowledge the support of  Housing Choices Australia and the University of Melbourne  who make this event possible.

Monthly lunch – October 16

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Autumn leaves: an ageing population will bring new opportunities. Photo by Edu Carvalho from Pexel.

By 2031 almost one in four Victorians will be over 60. In rural and regional Victoria, the number will be one in three. Join the Tina Hogarth-Clark, the  CEO of the Council of the Ageing Victoria, as she outlines some of the opportunities and challenges our rapidly ageing population will bring. Book now for our October monthly lunch.

Past Events

  • Historians John and Hatice Basarin

    Quest for oil fired the Gallipoli campaign (September lunch)

    The move from a coal to an oil-fired navy drove Britain to embark on the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign. The empire failed to take the Dardanelles. It did, however, carve up the Middle East in its quest for oil. Historians Dr John Basarin OAM and Hatice Basarin told our September lunch that these arbitrary borders gave […]

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  • Conny Lenneberg and Jenny Macklin

    The Brotherhood of St Laurence (August lunch)

    A place-based approach to building community capacity helps to focus on issues that occur at a neighbourhood level. The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Executive Director, Conny Lenneberg, drew on her extensive experience in community capacity building to relate how the Brotherhood is using a place-based approach throughout Australia. Before taking up her position at the […]

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  • Elaine Carbines, Greg Hunt and Brian Howe.

    Geelong – from gloom to boom (August lunch)

    Five years ago, Victoria’s second city was ailing, with the imminent closure of  the Ford plant and a host of other troubles bringing bad headlines. Today, the picture is a good deal rosier with Geelong and its surrounding regions moving into information technology, creative industries, advanced fibres, defence industries, research and education. G21 – Geelong […]

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    Where to Australia? (June lunch)

    More than 80 people enjoyed a well-researched, lively, uncompromising presentation by John Daley, CEO of the Grattan Institute reflecting on the recent federal election results and outlining Grattan’s proposals for reform. One fascinating aspect of the talk was Grattan’s analysis, at polling-booth level, of the socio-demographic profile of swings to the Coalition and to Labor […]

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