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 will update her report. What, if anything, has changed? She will lead a Q&A discussion, facilitated by John Cain […]

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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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May Monthly Lunch Report: Plan Melbourne Refresh

This may we had our monthly lunch with the Victorian minister for planning, the Honourable Richard Wynne. At the lunch Minister Wynne outlined the government’s strategy for Melbourne’s future. By 2051 there will be 8million Victorians, 4.5million in Melbourne. The Minister made it clear he is acutely aware that growth brings problems. By 2018 Melbourne […]

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VICTORIA’S HOUSING POLICY

SEMINAR – Wednesday 19 April 2017 The Hon Martin Foley, Minister for Housing and urban planning experts Michael Lennon and Kate Shaw presented a range of policies and ideas to improve housing accessibility in Victoria. The Chair of the John Cain Foundation, John Cain, facilitated a lively discussion with the audience following presentations. The John […]

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MELBOURNE METRO RAIL PROJECT LUNCH REPORT

Monthly lunch Wednesday 19 April 2017 The April lunch was well attended and lively. The topic, Upgrading and Expanding Melbourne’s Rail Services, generated considerable interest amongst supporters of the John Cain Foundation. Evan Tattersall, CEO Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, presented a comprehensive overview of the new rail service – Melbourne’s largest infrastructure project in many […]

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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 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 of governments and […]

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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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