Communities in Control 2006
The Community Summit. Challenging the Power of OneConference opened 19 Jun 2006, Melbourne
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The Hon Joan Kirner AC, Jacqui Katona, Peter Kenyon, Assoc. Prof. Dr Christopher Newell AM, Hutch Hussein
The Great Debate: Neighbourhoods are Dead and the Individual Now Reigns Supreme
Are neighbourhoods still important or has the individual taken over?
The Hon John Thwaites
A Fairer Victoria: Challenging the New Direction for Communities
The first reason that our government emphasises fairness is because that is what we value as Victorians. The second is that fairness is fundamental to economic productivity. And the third point is that it's sound financial policy for a government. Because if we intervene early and support people in a fair way, we're not going to be paying as much down the track trying to pick up the pieces.
Putting Communities First: The Power of Community-based Action Research for Health and Wellbeing
The complexity of many of our health and social problems often makes them poorly suited to traditional outside-expert-driven research and the often disappointing interventions it has spawned. And community members are calling us on this, and pointing up a gigantic disconnect between academic research and the real concerns of citizens.
The Hon Barry Jones AO
Future Trends and the 25-45 age-group: from a future of splendid and lonely isolation to the new communities and groups of the future
Education, health, and childcare are now regarded as commodities to be traded rather than elements of the public good. Universities have fallen into the hands of auditors and accountants. Research is judged only by its potential for economic return.