Communities in Control 2007
From Advocacy to Policy - Communities Driving ChangeConference opened 04 Jun 2007, Melbourne
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Paul Kelly, Kev Carmody
A Musical Performance
For many in this room, your initiatives began as nothing more than a little idea. But from little things big things grow. Paul Kelly's music provides inspiration for the community sector. Each small idea could blossom into something much bigger. Nothing is 'too small'.
Sam Lipski AM
Mastering the Media: How communities can use the media to shape policy
Don't just get your group into the media, think through the reasons for doing it. Do your risk management analysis. The best campaign in the world will never work if you're targeting it at the wrong people. Never target the general public; that's a meaningless phrase. Break it down. Know your audience.
The Hon Joan Kirner AC, Anne Dunn, Waleed Aly, John Roskam, Karyn Walsh
The Great Debate: Elected Governments should decide on community priorities because the only place to influence policy is through elections
Is the vote the only voice the community should recieve?
The 2007 Community Leadership Oration
The word 'community' appears to have dropped from our political lexicon. Not just the word, but the idea of the community seems to have been lost, and has been replaced with a debate around economic prosperity. People deserve healthier communities with the fundamental services of health, education, housing, transport and the like. We have a lot to defend.
The Hon Peter Batchelor MLA
The Virtuous Circle: Community - Government - Policy - Action
There's a pressing need for us to think more about fundamental change; change that focuses on prevention, and change that opens up opportunities to people who are excluded. Labor want to do more to make Victoria a fairer place. A fairer Victoria is good for everyone.