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June 2020

MF Digital Imbibo with Adrian Burnett

Hosted by Sally Arnold

June 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
A Zoom only event
Free

Following a great conversation with musical artist, Rachel Beesley last Friday night, Sally has asked Adrian Burnett, Director of Dance Australia Council,  former leading soloist at The Australian Ballet and Global choreographer to join us from 4:30pm this Friday afternoon. Heading up Australia Council Dance…

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Back to the office – OMG!!!

Hosted by John Ridley AM

June 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

The Premier Daniel  Andrews has said that a return to offices will be almost the last thing to change in the relaxation of the State's lockdown. The pause forced on us by COVID-19 gives as a rare opportunity to think about how to build a…

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July 2020

The unintended impact of isolation and discrimination for people living with Dementia

Take a break with Maree McCabe

Hosted by Sally Arnold

July 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom only event
Free – $20.00

The experience of living in self-isolation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been challenging and insightful for many Australians. It’s an experience we can all learn from. In late May, Dementia Australia launched a new campaign urging Australians to help ‘keep the world open’ for…

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How can our orchestra survive the pandemic?

Take a break with Benjamin Northey

Hosted by Ian Dunn AM

July 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom only event
Free – $20.00

Life is very different right now but one thing remains the same — our love of beautiful music. Sadly, it has been several months since the last performance of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) at Hamer Hall. As part of its response to coronavirus restrictions…

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Multicultural Young People – a problem or an asset?

Take a break with Carmel Guerra OAM

Hosted by Sally Arnold

July 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom only event
Free

The cultural diversity of Victoria’s youth population is on the rise. The 2016 ABS Census revealed that 48 per cent of young people in Victoria were either born overseas or had at least one parent born overseas — an increase from 10 years earlier. But…

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Build.Back.Better.

A MF and LV event only

Hosted by James Garriock

July 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom only event
Free

Developing strong leadership in Victoria has never been more relevant or as important as it is right now.  What the future holds is uncertain, but what is known is that we have an opportunity to build back better. We have many Leadership Victoria alums within…

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Sexual harassment in the higher echelons of the legal profession

Take a break with the Hon Diana Bryant AO QC

Hosted by Ian Dunn AM

July 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom only event
Free

In 2013, the Law Council of Australia conducted the National Attrition and Reengagement Study (NARS) to investigate the progression, attrition, and reengagement rates of lawyers and identify gender trends within the profession. NARS remains one of the most comprehensive studies of the Australian legal profession…

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The coal curse — resources, climate and Australia’s future.

Take a break with Judith Brett

Hosted by Pamela Creed

July 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom only event
Free

Where will we be when the world stops buying? Australia is a wealthy nation with the economic profile of a developing country — heavy on raw materials and low on innovation and skilled manufacturing. Once we rode on the sheep’s back for our overseas trade;…

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Life and Times 

A Melbourne Forum Interest Group

Hosted by Nicholas Jackson

July 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
A Zoom only event
Free

We may all be living in interesting times, to quote the apocryphal curse, but how we choose to do so is up to us. We might find new ways to celebrate family by feasting, turn a formal dining room into a makeshift gymnasium, reach for…

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August 2020

Post Pandemic Mental Health: Navigating through a new era

Take a break with Dr Ruth Vine

Hosted by Chris Gallagher

August 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Zoom only event
Free

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had — and will continue to have — significant impacts on Australians. Many people are experiencing loneliness, stress, anxiety and concern for the future. While initial mental health concerns centred on coronavirus lockdown isolation, apprehension quickly turned towards employment and…

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