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May 29
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
$80.00 – $95.00
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The Nixon Review on migrant worker exploitation, and Australia’s domestic violence crisis

Lunch with Dr. Christine Nixon AO, APM

Hosted by:
Bruce Hartnett AM

May 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

$80.00 – $95.00

The Nixon Review was established by the Department of Home Affairs to addresses migrant worker exploitation, and aimed to more effectively prevent, deter and sanction abuse of Australia’s visa framework.

In this highly informative Melbourne Forum lunch, Dr. Christine Nixon AO, APM will  help us understand The Nixon Review report and the recommendations arising from seven key findings. See Rapid Review into the Exploitation of Australia’s Visa System (1271KB PDF).

The lunch will also see Christine speak to the current epidemic of violence against women sweeping across Australia.  As Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Christine re-oriented the focus to Community Policing, placing particular attention on domestic violence. To be effective she put a strong focus on assessing and developing the emotional intelligence of her senior officers and this enabled a significant transformation in the policing approach. She is therefore well placed to provide informed comment and recommendations on how Government should deal with what is now a headline issue.

Christine was the 19th Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police leading 14,000 staff, operating across more than 500 locations, and overseeing an annual budget of $1.7 billion. She joined Victoria Police in April 2001, after serving with the New South Wales Police from 1972 where she became the first Female Assistant Commissioner in 1994. Christine led the Victorian Bushfire Recovery and Reconstruction Agency after the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires.

She is a Fellow of ANZSOG, the Australian Institute of Police Management, the Australian Institute of Management, and a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, and has co-authored two books; ‘Fair Cop’ with Jo Chandler, Melbourne University Press 2011, and ‘Women Leading’ with Amanda Sinclair, Melbourne University Press 2017.

Christine was recently appointed a Vice Chancellors Professorial Fellow at Monash University. She was awarded four Honorary Doctorates from Australian universities, and Master of Public Administration from The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, USA.

She is the Chair of Leadership Victoria, and was a Board member and then Chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 2017-22. She was a Council member and Deputy Chancellor of Monash University from 2009- 2020, Chair of Monash College Pty Ltd 2011-2020 and Chair of Good Shepherd Microfinance 2011-2019. Christine has a long history of supporting women, children, vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

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