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 years. The audience engaged the speaker […]
Seminar Report 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 Cain Foundation plans further […]
Post Event Report 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 and reading […]
Post Event Report The John Cain Foundation and Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, University of Melbourne, presented a lively, well attended seminar on the serious challenges facing governments and training organizations if vocational education is to achieve its objective of up-skilling Australian young people and workers. Professor Leesa Wheelahan led a stellar panel of […]
The John Cain Annual Lecture will be given by Hon Mark Dreyfus, QC MP Federal Shadow Attorney General. Mark will discuss the centrality of justice to Labor’s purpose and mission now and into the future, drawing on his time in Parliament and particularly as Attorney General.
Dr John Daley, CEO of the Grattan Institute, presented a comprehensive set of priorities for tax reform in Australia to the November monthly lunch.
Redesigning Our Approach To Housing Melbourne’s Growing Population. Melbourne’s population is forecast to grow to 8 million by 2051. Household size, composition and special needs are also changing and home ownership is out of the reach of many people.
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.