June 21, 2017

FUTURE WORK – WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE? June Monthly Lunch

Experts agree that there is no doubt that work is changing, and faster than most of us had imagined. Technology is driving the fourth industrial revolution, the skills required will be different in future and almost all occupations are affected. At the same time more and more people are working part time, often juggling several jobs to […]

June 19, 2017

GONSKI 2.0 – IS IT A CIRCUIT BREAKER? INTERACTIVE SEMINAR

Australia has developed perhaps the most inequitable, unsustainable system of funding for school education in the developed world. Could it be that the federal government’s current proposal offers a chance for our political leaders to work together to improve things. Panelists Dean Ashenden and Larissa McLean Davies will lead an interactive discussion facilitated by Maxine […]

May 17, 2017

PLAN MELBOURNE REFRESH: Victorian Minister for Planning, Hon Richard Wynne (May Monthly Lunch)

Post Meeting Report 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 will have – 10m additional transport trips 100k more housing lots released reforms to […]

May 4, 2017

TURNING BACK THE TIDE ON TRUMP: issues for democracy in Australia

Hon Mark Dreyfus, Shadow Attorney General & National Security, will lead a team of experts in discussion of serious issues in democracy facing many countries, including Australia, in the wake of populist movements. The election of Donald Trump, Brexit and the rise of nationalist leaders in European countries reflect the appeal of populist ideas for […]

May 3, 2017

AUSTRALIA’S ENERGY: How did we get into this mess? And what do we do to get out of it.

Australia appears to have converted a national advantage – cheap and plentiful energy – into a national energy crisis, for business and consumers. We ask – how did this happen? And is there a way out! Join the John Cain Foundation for a lively discussion with two experts in energy policy and pricing. Journalist and […]

April 19, 2017

April Monthly Lunch: EXPANDING & UPGRADING MELBOURNE’S RAIL SYSTEM

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 […]

April 19, 2017

SEMINAR: VICTORIA’S HOUSING POLICY

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 […]

15th March 2015

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

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 […]

March 2nd

VET in Crisis

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 […]

JCF Monthly Lunch - Our Liveability: Can we take it for granted?
February 15, 2017

Our Liveability: Can we take it for granted?

Jude Munro AO is a recognized expert in community strategy and local government. As Chair of the Victorian Planning Authority whe brings a wealth of experience – serious questions for the urban planning community.

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