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Resilient Melbourne three years on: are we any better prepared today to manage the challenges of tomorrow?
Three years ago, Nicola Thomson and Toby Kent joined us for lunch as they embarked on implementing in Melbourne the opportunity presented by the newly formed non-governmental organisation, 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. Melbourne was selected from hundreds of cities globally to…Find out more »
The US economy is expanding quickly and robustly at the same time as President Trump’s approval ratings hover in the high 30s and the president’s party confronts dire polling ahead of November’s midterm election battle. With ideological insurgents winning primaries on both sides of American…Find out more »
Members' Lunch with Dr Gillian Sparkes, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Do we know what we need to know, when we need to know it, to protect Victoria’s environment and our liveability in the face of population growth and a changing climate? We can learn a…Find out more »
The Hayne Royal Commission has exposed some horrifying evidence of outrageous misconduct on the part of our previously revered financial institutions. Misconduct which counsel assisting the Commission has proffered to Commissioner Hayne, amounts to literally hundreds of thousands of instances of alleged illegal behaviour that…Find out more »
Australia has now had seven prime ministers in just 10 years, with the trend of consistent coups beginning in 2010. Not a single Prime Minister has succeeded in serving a full term since John Howard, who lost the 2007 election to Kevin Rudd. Is it the coups…Find out more »
Melbourne Forum's final event for 2018 It has been an outstanding year at the Melbourne Forum and it is time for us to raise a glass in celebration with good friends and colleagues. Bring your festive spirit and join fellow members to celebrate the success…Find out more »
I hope you have found the Melbourne Forum stimulating and enjoyable throughout 2018. The Board have reflected on many elements that make our events so vibrant - it is not just our conversation leaders, it is also the enthusiasm of our members. We have another…Find out more »
Professor Hugh Bradlow, President at Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) The first half of the 21st century is being dislocated by emerging technologies which have the potential to change every aspect of human existence: revolutions are occurring in data and artificial intelligence, the…Find out more »
Australian atirist and theatre icon Max Gillies teams with award-winning director and long-time Beckett aficionado Laurence Strangio to present Krapp’s Last Tape – Samuel Beckett’s remarkable duet for solo performer and tape recorder. The comic meets the tragic in this timeless evocation of memory, existence and lost love, as Krapp, now…Find out more »