Opportunity and disadvantage

Crawford School of Public Policy

Event details

Public Policy Week

Date & time

Friday 07 June 2013
9.15am–5.30pm

Venue

Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

Various speakers

Contacts

Ms Yanhong Ouyang
6125 4387

Registration

The distribution of material and economic resources is characterised by significant imbalance and inequity, a fact given recent recognition with the planned adoption of disability insurance policy. But the broad canopy of social detriment covers a wide range of human circumstance characterised by disparate origins, diverse causes and idiosyncratic potential solutions. We explore a plethora of distinct topics and problems unified by the general recognition of the continuing, perhaps intransigent, injustice and difficulty: Indigenous employment; refugee protection; age-related cognitive decline; glass ceilings; and all in the context of the role and future of antidiscrimination law in Australia.

9.15am Opening remarks
>Professor Tom Kompas, Director, Crawford School of Public Policy

9.25am Equity, social capital and well-being in public policy
>Professor Robert Costanza, ANU Chair in Public Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
>Discussant: Professor Ben Reilly, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
>Chaired by Dr Amanda Smullen, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

10.30-11am Morning tea

11am Indigenous employment: recent trends, future prospects
>Professor Matthew Gray, ANU Public Policy Fellow >Discussant: Mr Mike Woods, Deputy Chairman, Productivity Commission >Chaired by Ms Mary Ann O’Loughlin, Executive Councillor and Head of secretariat, COAG Reform Council

12-1pm Lunch

1pm Sharing, not shifting: How Australia can contribute to refugee protection in our region
>Professor Penelope Mathew, ANU Public Policy Fellow
>Discussant: Dr Juliet Pietsch, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
>Chaired by Dr John Hewson, Executive Chairman, Shartru Capital
2pm The future of anti-discrimination law in Australia
>Professor Margaret Thornton, ANU Public Policy Fellow
>Discussant: Ms Chris Ronalds AM SC, Barrister, Sydney
>Chaired by Dr Mark Matthews, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
3-3.30pm Afternoon Tea
3.30pm Mental capital in an ageing society—the policy implications of age-related cognitive decline
>Professor Kaarin Anstey, ANU Public Policy Fellow
>Discussant: Ms Chris Ronalds AM SC, Barrister, Sydney
>Chaired by Dr Mark Matthews, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
4.30pm Glass ceilings: Why are they persisting and what can we do about them?
>Professor Alison Booth, ANU Public Policy Fellow
>Discussant: Dr Martin Parkinson, PSM, Secretary to the Treasury
>Chaired by Stephen Sedgwick AO, Public Service Commissioner, Australian Public Service Commission
5.30-6.30pm Reception
For more information visit ANU Public Policy 2013

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