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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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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Download the 2015-16 JCF Annual Report

JCF 2015-2016 Annual Report

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.

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