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The Melbourne Forum is a leading organisation dedicated to sharing ideas and feeding minds of leaders across our city. In 2019 we will celebrate our 10th Anniversary and would like to invite you to join us for the launch event, to be held on Thursday…Find out more »
John Silvester is a Walkley-award winning crime writer and columnist and co-author of the best-selling books that formed the basis of the hit Australian TV series Underbelly. John has written for major Melbourne based newspapers such as The Age, the Sunday Herald Sun and is a regular guest on…Find out more »
The Star of the South Project: Towards Australia’s first offshore wind farm Despite Australia’s apparent abundance of energy sources, logical options for ensuring that Australia has sufficient energy that is reliable, secure and affordable remains a question that our politicians seem unable to answer and…Find out more »
Melbourne can fairly be considered the centre of the Arts in Australia. It offers a remarkable range of arts in all fields, including visual arts, theatre, dance and music. But life is hard for creative artists and performing artists. Most people understand instinctively the value…Find out more »
Secrets and spy games in the Timor Sea Australia had a multi-billion interest in an Indonesian takeover of Portuguese Timor that has been left out of academic and other discussion of Australia’s well-known support for the Indonesian occupation. Kim McGrath is a writer and researcher.…Find out more »
In recent times some corporate women have been singled out for criticism and in politics women in cabinet have diminished - is there still not an acceptance of the need for more equality in senior corporate and government ranks. Ann Sherry AO is one of…Find out more »
Twenty years ago, 16 boards and tribunals merged into one ‘Super-Tribunal’ and VCAT was born. VCAT hears over 80,000 applications every year and sits in over 50 locations around Victoria. Media attention is focussed on planning appeals, but there is so much more. In December…Find out more »
Resilient Melbourne three years on: are we any better prepared today to manage the challenges of tomorrow?
Initial thoughts of natural disasters, declining social cohesion and risks to essential services come to mind when considering a resilient city, but where are we now with environmental and climate adaptation, a zero-emissions economy, a rapidly growing and transforming population, increasing social inequality, lack of…Find out more »
Terry Moran AC is one of the most influential leaders ever to come out of Victoria, leaving a lasting legacy of public sector reform and an exemplar of commitment and integrity in service to Australians. Over a wide-ranging 40-year career, Terry Moran has occupied a…Find out more »
Australian adult prisoner numbers continue to rise. The Australian Bureau of Statistics updated their key findings this month. The number of prisoners in adult corrective services custody increased by 4% from 41,202 at 30 June 2017 to 42,974 at 30 June 2018, between 2017 and 2018…Find out more »