Re-imagining Public Service – Professor Peter Shergold AC

Co-presented with Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney Date/Time:  Thursday 4 August from 6 to 7.30pm Venue:  Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, the University of Sydney. Venue location Free and open to all with online registration requested.  Please register online at this page. The vocation of public […]

Spotlight on retirement incomes policy

A special, extended joint lunchtime seminar presented by the Australian Social Policy Association (ASPA) and the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL).   Speakers Susan St John, Auckland University John Daley, Grattan Institute Angela MacRae, Productivity Commission   Date: Thursday 15 October Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm Venue: Father Tuck’s Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick, […]

Symposium explores social insurance

Registrations are now open for the annual symposium of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Co-sponsored by ASPA, Social Insurance for the 21st Century: Exploring pathways for a sustainable, equitable and effective welfare system is co-convened by Profs Allan Borowski and Bettina Cass and promises informed and lively discussion on national and international social […]

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Spotlight on retirement incomes policy

Melbourne, 15 October, 11.30-1.30pm With suggested changes to both the aged pensions asset test and superannuation tax concession, and with the government yet to heed calls for a major review, the topic of retirement income policy has been the subject of much recent debate. Coinciding with anti-poverty week ASPA and the Brotherhood of St Laurence […]

Superdiversity – an emerging field

ASPA and SPRC present Professor Jenny Phillimore – 10 August 2015, UNSW. The emergence of superdiversity in industrialised countries has led to unprecedented population complexity, with associated challenges for delivering social welfare. In her upcoming seminar, Professor Jenny Phillimore, who is the Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of […]

Australian Social Policy Conference

Rights and Entitlements in Times of Austerity, 28-30 September 2015, Sydney Keynotes announced Call for papers deadline: 20 April Discount for ASPA members: Register here To commemorate the 50th anniversary volume of the Australian Journal of Social Issues ASPA has created the Peter Saunders prize for the best paper published in the journal in a […]

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Influencing social policy: insights from economics, psychology and biology

Presenter: Mary Ann O’Loughlin Date: Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 5pm Location: Barton Theatre, Level 1, GJ Yeend Wing, JG Crawford Building (#132A) 1 Lennox Crossing, Australian National University. To quote the great psychologist, Kurt Lewin: if you want to understand something, try to change it. Changing behaviour to improve wellbeing is central to social […]

Professor Guy Standing delivering a lecture at Sydney University

ASPA part of ‘Big Ideas’ in Sydney

ASPA co-presented Professor Guy Standing from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, speaking about his new book A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens as part of the University of Sydney’s Big Ideas public lecture series. Thursday 5 March, 6-7.30pm at the Sydney Law School. For more details:

Australia Fair Driving Labors social policy reform agenda

ASPA occasional lecture Wednesday 14th July 2010 The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs presented the first in ASPA’s Occasional Lecture series: Australia Fair – Driving Labor’s social policy reform agenda at the University of New South Wales. The lecture was hosted by the Faculty of Arts and […]

Caring for Older Australians

Monday 26th July 2010 In conjunction with La Trobe University’s School of Social Work & Social Policy and Institute for Social Participation. Chair: Professor Peter Saunders, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales and President, ASPA. Presentation by Professor Hal Kendig, Research Professor of Ageing and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University […]