Communities in Control 2009
Crisis, Catastrophe, Community: Rebuild, Renew, RechargeConference opened 15 Jun 2009, Melbourne
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The Hon Joan Kirner AC, The Hon Clare Martin MLA, Brett de Hoedt, Joan Hughes, Lesley Hall
The Great Debate: Income Tax Should be Increased to Assist with Australia's Economic Recovery
If the government gets more money who has more control? You, the community, or them, the government? Them, the government. Right?
Prof. Mick Dodson AM
The 2009 Community Leadership Oration
Governance, in the end, is about power. It's about relationships and processes of representation, decision making and accountability. It's about who decides and who has the authority to decide. It's about how decision makers gain legitimacy. It's about who has the influence and it's about how that influence is exercised; how decisions are made and how decision makers are held accountable to the stakeholders.
Lucy Filor, Daryl Taylor
When the Heat is On: How to build community resilience in the aftermath of a disaster
After the fire, healing...
Daryl Taylor of the Kinglake Action Network & Development Organisation (KANDO) discusses how the Kinglake Ranges community is building resilience in the aftermath of disaster.
A Return to Community? The futurist's view of what lies in store
Communities have shifted. They used to be about physical spaces - the village, the street, the town. They're now about having a shared interest; but when communities primarily exist online, the communities are narrow, superficial, and ultimately unfulfilling. It's not about numbers, it's about quality.
Dr Jonathon Welch AM
Practical Social Inclusion: Beyond the lip service
Jonathon created the Sydney Street Choir in 2001, which became The Choir of Hard Knocks, and now The Choir of Hope and Inspiration. They've been together for almost a decade. They show what people can actually achieve in their lives if they're given the opportunity and offered a safe place where they can express themselves and move forward positively.