Communities in Control 2010
Power Up! How to get it. How communities can use it.Conference opened 31 May 2010, Melbourne
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Brett de Hoedt, Hugh de Kretser, Paul Bird, Cr Stephen Mayne
The Great Debate: Are Communities Out Of Control?
If you believe the shock jocks, our communities are spiralling out of control with increased crime, race attacks, knife fights and other dysfunction. But is this the reality?
Dr Anne Summers AO
Shifting Power: We changed the world, now what's different?
In the 1970s, Anne Summers was at the vanguard of the movement that changed Australia for women. Three decades on, debate still rages about equal pay, female representation on boards and in other senior roles remains pitifully low, and female-dominated professions remain largely under-valued and underpaid.
The 2010 Community Leadership Oration
Christine Nixon knows all about trailblazing. The first woman to become a police commissioner in Australia, she's fought corruption, she's been applauded and criticised for marching in uniform at a gay and lesbian 'pride march' in support of human rights, she's witnessed the heartbreak of those who lost life, property and hope in the bushfires, she's seen a lot more of the grimier side of life than most. Yet she's never lost her belief in compassion and humour and the strength of the human spirit.
Emer. Prof. Richard Wilkinson, Prof. Kate Pickett
The Levelling Spirit: Why more equal societies almost always do better
Revealing the results of hard-hitting study and new book on the social effects of inequality and the profound implications for communities.
First Person: The role of lived experience in shaping mental health services
With the selection of youth mental health expert Professor Patrick McGorry as the 2010 Australian Citizen of the Year, the issue of mental health has never been more prominent. Internationally renowned mental health consumer advocate Mary O'Hagan wades in to help ensure we don't forget those who matter most as new services emerge - the users.