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There are a number of external challenges threatening public safety in today’s world, such as acts of extreme violence, organised crime, cyber-crime, public order, and changing demographics. As a policing organisation, Victoria Police must continue to reform its service delivery to ensure it remains dynamic…Find out more »
Join other Melbourne Forum members and their guests as the sun goes down and the doors close on the Old Treasury Building, with a glass of wine and some nibbles from 5:30pm - 6:00pm, then the private tour from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Melbourne was founded…Find out more »
The banking royal commission is far from over with the attention now turned to the $2.6 trillion super industry. This examination could only take place if there were imperfections in the current system. Can there be improvements in the current super system for lower and middle income workers?…Find out more »
Tokyo has declared that the 2020 Summer Olympics will be the first ‘Hydrogen Games’. We’ll see hydrogen cars on the roads, hydrogen for heating and cooking in the athletes’ village, and hydrogen fuel cells and refuelling stations across the city. It’s a glimpse of the…Find out more »
Members' Lunch with Emeritus Professor Judith Brett - winner of this year's National Biography Award For the first 10 years of its existence, the Australian Commonwealth had minority governments. Alfred Deakin was Prime Minister of two of these and in his second stint, from 1905-1908, laid down much…Find out more »
'I have been accused by my critics of being “in love with Russia”. I would respond - are they perhaps “in hate with Russia”, a self-sustaining learned condition brought on by endless repetition and mutual exchange of false negative stereotypes about this admirable nation, to…Find out more »
"Regardless of its success in deepening and broadening engagement with Asia, Australia faces a problem of declining relative economic and strategic weight" - Geoffrey Barker, 2012, foreign correspondent. The world is changing, as is Australia's relationship with China. No-one understands this more than outgoing Group CEO, Jenny…Find out more »
It began in 2016 when he was having a coffee with his daughter Demi in Degraves Street when a person experiencing homelessness came up to them and asked for some money to pay for accommodation for the night. Robert knew that something had to be done. Having…Find out more »
Members' Lunch with Jill Gallagher AO, Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner A treaty with the First Nation people is well overdue! Jill has never hesitated to seize opportunities to support her community in the pursuit of better health, community autonomy and reclamation of the traditional culture…Find out more »
Around the world, those involved in and impacted by the marketplace are reimagining the concept of "value" in search of innovative solutions to the most pressing social and environmental challenges. The magnitude and complexity of these challenges demand unprecedented and collective action; they can't be…Find out more »