2019 Fay Gale Lecture

Two concepts are much bandied about in contemporary public debate about universities: Academic freedom and freedom of speech.  Almost everyone agrees that they are very important but opinions differ wildly as to what these two freedoms require. In this lecture, Professor Stone argues that two freedoms are quite distinct: Academic freedom springs from the university’s […]

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2019 Peter Karmel Forum

Understanding Politics and Policy through a Values Lens This forum will discuss the insights that can be gained from thinking about politics and policy through a values lens.  Our lives are guided by sets of values that underpin our evaluations of good and bad, right and wrong, and what should or should not be.  These […]

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2019 Keith Hancock Lecture: Professor John Quiggin

The Future of Work Presented by Professor John Quiggin The outcomes of technological change are affected by the interaction of changes in the regulation of labour markets and the stance of public policy. For the last 40 years, changes in labour market regulation have been almost uniformly anti-union and anti-worker, while public policy has been […]

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Book Launch: Judges, Judging and Humour

Join editors, Jessica Milner Davis and Sharyn Roach Anleu to launch their new Palgrave publication in Canberra Monday 12 November 2018 at 6:00pm The Common Room, University House, ANU 1 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601 – Addresses the connections between law and humour systematically for the first time – Contributes significantly to the growing body […]

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2018 ASSA Annual Events: 12 – 14 November

– Presentation Videos Now Available Below  –  2018 ASSA Symposium: Regenerating Integrity and Trust in Australian Institutions Tuesday 13 November 2018 | CANBERRA Convened by Professor Adam Graycar AM and Dr Adam Masters The Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia recognise and respond through their disciplines to matters of national concern.  In […]

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2018 Keith Hancock Lecture #1: Prof. Ross Homel

Creating pathways to child wellbeing in disadvantaged communities (Update: Video of Brisbane Lecture added below) Presented by Professor Ross Homel AO Children living in economically deprived areas, especially First Nations children in these areas, are more likely than those from more affluent communities to drop out of school, become trapped in inter-generational cycles of poverty […]

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