JCF Come Clean Press Release October 12th 2016

COME CLEAN: Press Articles

Download the latest press articles from Come Clean here March 29, 2017 HOW CLEAN MIGHT WE BECOME? A PROGRESS REPORT ON REFORMING AUSTRALIA’S FEDERAL POLITICAL DONATIONS REGIME Colleen Lewis, Monash University Dr Colleen Lewis, adjunct Professor National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University presents a progress report on parliamentary progress on reform of the political […]

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DISADVANTAGE IN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS: WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? Monthly Lunch Report

Monthly Lunch: March 15th 2017 The speaker at the March lunch was Dr Sue Thomson, Director Educational Monitoring & Research at ACER. She presented two new reports analysing reasons for Australia’s poor performance in international literacy and numeracy tests. PISA scores showed a decline in overall performance at the age of 15 in science, maths […]

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VET in Crisis: Post Report

SEMINAR: 2nd March 2017 VET in CRISIS A packed lecture theatre heard LH Martin Institute Professor Leesa Wheelahan explain with grim clarity why Australia’s vocational education system is failing students, industry and the community. In a seminar facilitated by John Cain Foundation Director Maxine McKew, Professor Wheelahan documented in detail the mismatch between stated objectives […]

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JCF Monthly Lunch - Our Liveability: Can we take it for granted?

JCF Monthly Lunch – Feb 2017 Our Liveability: Can we take it for granted?

Jude Munro AO, Chair of the Victorian Planning Authority, was the presenter at the first monthly lunch for 2017.  She presented statics showing that on current forecasts Melbourne’s population will increase to 10 million by 2050 and asked the audience to suggest ways in which the city can deal with the increased numbers and maintain […]

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Download the 2015-16 JCF Annual Report

JCF 2015-2016 Annual Report

The John Cain Foundation was established by a group of Victorians whose common purpose is to enrich the breadth and quality of public debate on issues and policies important to Australia. This a report on the first 2 years of activities, and is a free download.

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John Cain Annual Lecture 2016

Hon Mark Dreyfus QC: John Cain Annual Lecture 2016

The annual John Cain Lecture was presented in 2016 by Hon Mark Dreyfus QC on the topic Justice, Social Democracy and the Cause of Labor. Mark Dreyfus is a Federal MP, currently Shadow Attorney General.

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Evan Walker Conversation 2016

Evan Walker Conversation 2016

With Melbourne’s population forecast to grow to 8 million by 2051, an additional 3.4 million people will need to be housed between now and then. Household size, composition and needs are also changing and home ownership will be out of the reach of many people.

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Local Schemes to Deliver Renewable Energy

Mark Judd: Local Schemes to Deliver Renewable Energy 

Mark Judd is Energy Services Innovation Manager at Ausnet Services Ltd, a national power company, where he is using his extensive knowledge and experience to explore sustainable energy solutions using solar and battery technologies.

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Come Clean Time to Clean up Political Donations Melbourne

Maxine McKew:  Why We Might Thank Sam Dastyari Some Day

Download a copy of Maxine McKew’s paper here

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JCF Monthly Lunch Housing all Australians

Michael Lennon: Housing all Australians

New Financial Models Radical new approaches are needed to house all Australians. Michael Lennon, Managing Director of Housing Choices Australia, was speaker at a well-attended policy lunch on 6th July, 2016.

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