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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.