EVENT: Refugee Alternatives Conference: Improving policy, practice and public support – RCOA & UNSW

Sydney, NSW, 22-24 February at UNSW This two day conference, in conjunction with UNSW, will bring together a broad range of expertise covering topics of displacement; protection; cooperation; wellbeing; resilience; education; advocacy; and unity. A broad range of topics from across the local, national and international space will bring extensive and complimentary expertise to the Conference discussions, … [Read More] EVENT: Refugee Alternatives Conference: Improving policy, practice and public support – RCOA & UNSW

EVENT – VET in CRISIS – The first in a series of seminars on problems with Vocational Education – John Cain Foundation and Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, University of Melbourne

Melbourne,  2nd March 2017 John Cain Foundation and Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, University of Melbourne present:  Professor Leesa Wheelahan – leading a discussion on VET IN CRISIS Professor Leesa Wheelahan is the William G. Davis Chair in Community College Leadership at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. Leesa has published … [Read More] EVENT – VET in CRISIS – The first in a series of seminars on problems with Vocational Education – John Cain Foundation and Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, University of Melbourne

Event – VCOSS consultation – energy markets review – VCOSS

Melbourne, 15th Feb 2017 Description The Victorian government is currently reviewing the electricity and gas retail markets in Victoria. The review will canvass a range of issues, including: •key drivers of energy pricing, with a focus on retail costs and margins •whether the energy markets are competitive and whether there are constraints on competition, including … [Read More] Event – VCOSS consultation – energy markets review – VCOSS

Event – Developing and starting your first plan – NDIS webinar

Webinar, 28 Feb 2017 DESCRIPTION On Tuesday 28 February between 2.00pm-3.00pm AEDT the NDIA will be hosting a webinar about your NDIS First Plan and how to put it into action. It’s free to watch, and the live and online panel will be answering questions submitted by viewers on the day. If you have questions about … [Read More] Event – Developing and starting your first plan – NDIS webinar

EVENT: 1st Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference: Facing Challenges – FASSTT

Sydney, Australia, 29-31 March 2017 The Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference is dedicated to exploring the most innovative and successful ways to support refugees as they recover from trauma and resettle. Join senior non-for-profit leaders, international experts, health professionals, educators, community workers, volunteers and refugee community members for three days of inspiration and knowledge sharing. Through … [Read More] EVENT: 1st Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference: Facing Challenges – FASSTT

EVENT: Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2017

Melbourne, 15-17 February 2017 Housing issues are hot items of policy debate in 2017 including lack of housing affordability, the rise of property investors and homelessness, all of which affect economy and society. The theme of the conference is Global Inequalities and Housing: The Australasian Agenda. There will be research papers on a wide range … [Read More] EVENT: Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2017

Event – National Disability Summit

Melbourne, 8-9 May 2017 OVERVIEW This is a critical time for the NDIS and for every person it impacts. The NDIS is doubling the national investment in disability support and as it expands to additional sites, the industry needs to establish how it’s working in its current sites, with a keen focus on all the key … [Read More] Event – National Disability Summit

Event: Affective Shifts: Inside and Outside Nation and Body – The Forced Migration Research Network, UNSW (Australia) & RCOA

Sydney, 21 February 2017 The Forced Migration Research Network, UNSW (Australia) will be hosting the Academic Symposium,  “Affective Shifts: Inside and Outside Nation and Body”  on 21 February 2017. It is developed in partnership with the Refugee Council of Australia as a lead up to the Refugee Alternatives Conference, (http://www.refugeealternatives.org.au/event-info/unsw-academic-forum) This Academic Symposium is an attempt to rethink how … [Read More] Event: Affective Shifts: Inside and Outside Nation and Body – The Forced Migration Research Network, UNSW (Australia) & RCOA

EVENT: Film: Chasing Asylum – Free screening

Melbourne, Wednesday 22nd February, 2017 at 2.30pm From Academy Award winner Eva Ormer, Chasing Asylum gives us documentary insight into the lived experience of asylum seekers in offshore detention. This film does more than invite us to imagine the lives of others. It shows the stark realities of life in offshore detention. Some of you will have seen … [Read More] EVENT: Film: Chasing Asylum – Free screening

Event: National Housing Conference 2017: Building for Better Lives – AHURI & NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Sydney, NSW 29 November–1 December 2017 AHURI will convene the National Housing Conference 2017 – Building for better lives, in Sydney, in partnership with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services from 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017 at the brand new International Convention Centre. With Sydney as the destination, and NSW leading the way … [Read More] Event: National Housing Conference 2017: Building for Better Lives – AHURI & NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Event: 2017 Health Literacy Course: Improve the way you work with people from diverse communities – Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health

Richmond, Victoria: 4 days starting 2 May 2017 60 percent of Australians don’t know how to find, understand and use information about their health and health care. This knowledge deficit results in poor health outcomes and has made health literacy a national policy priority. Better health literacy practice in organisations can dramatically improve health outcomes, particularly … [Read More] Event: 2017 Health Literacy Course: Improve the way you work with people from diverse communities – Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health

EVENT – Getting of wisdom: Learning in later life: International Exchange and Conferences (2017): A unique collaboration between researchers in Europe, Australia & New Zealand – Adult Learning Australia

Ballarat, Melbourne or Wellington, February 2017 The Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw wrote that “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility of our future.” We have taken the Getting of Wisdom theme from a 1910 novel by Ethel Richardson (who also wrote as a male, Henry Handel … [Read More] EVENT – Getting of wisdom: Learning in later life: International Exchange and Conferences (2017): A unique collaboration between researchers in Europe, Australia & New Zealand – Adult Learning Australia

NDIS Essential Briefing – National Disability Services Limited

Extract By the time this NDIS Essential Briefing series begins, the transition to the full NDIS will be underway. Attending this event has never been more important. Our 2016 Briefing series will have two sections. The morning will be focussed on the national policy environment, the need-to-know facts and data for your organisation. It will … [Read More] NDIS Essential Briefing – National Disability Services Limited

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