Australia’s Population Challenge (August Monthly Lunch)

The August monthly lunch was very well attended and speaker Jeremy Reynolds, former Victorian Demographer, did not disappoint a capacity audience. Jeremy traced the history of Australia’s, and in particular Victoria’s, population growth since European settlement. The number of new arrivals increased at different rates, reflecting the events of the time – more settlers arrived […]

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PREPARING MELBOURE FOR DRIVERLESS VEHICLES

A discussion forum on 26 June 2018 presented a comprehensive report commissioned by the John Cain Foundation from urban planning and transport economics and engineering experts on governance issues of the imminent advent of autonomous vehicles. Three acknowledged experts in urban and transport planning – Lyndsay Neilson, Mike Waller & Bob Noakes –  spoke to […]

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JCF Politics in the Pub 22 May “How do young people get by”

On the 22nd of May 2018, the John Cain Foundation held an interactive event as we embarked on our first free “Politics in the Pub” Q&A event of 2018 to discuss key issues facing young people in Australia today and potential solutions. Young people today face significant issues in a rapidly changing economy, including lack […]

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April Lunch: A BASIC INCOME FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS

The idea of a basic income for all citizens, regardless of employment or asset status, is not new.  While there have been isolated experiments in the past, no country has fully implemented a universal income, at least not yet. Perhaps inspired by concerns about the unequal distribution of rewards from modern market economies, a number of countries are reviewing the […]

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Monthly Lunch Program Changes

2018 PROGRAM FOR MONTHLY LUNCHES Many of our supporters enjoy the stimulation and fellowship of the monthly lunches so it is with regret that I have to advise that an unavoidable problem has forced our speaker for the March lunch to cancel. We will reschedule that event – more later. The program for the remainder […]

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February Monthly Lunch: Wednesday 21st 2018

WHY ENVIRONMENT REFORM IS ESSENTIAL TO LABOR’S AGENDA FOR GOVERNMENT For our first lunch for 2018, the John Cain Foundation hosted a talk with Felicity Wade, the national convenor of the Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN). LEAN has been a game changer within Labor, successfully delivering policy through activism by party members. LEAN prosecuted and […]

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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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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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