The Green Deal

In an era marked by deep global recession on one hand and the spectre of climate change on the other, the pursuit of so-called green jobs could become a key economic driver in sectors like energy, transportation, buildings, and infrastructure.

A portion of many national economic stimulus programs contain environment-friendly investments, and additional momentum toward a low-carbon global economy could be gained with the help of a so-called “Green New Deal.” In addition to greening production technologies, skill-building will be critical both for new employment and for transforming existing jobs.

When 6:00pm-6:00pm, Thursday, 27 May 2010
Where New Law School Foyer

Where is Mental Health in the Health Reform Agenda?

Dr Lesley Russel (Menzies Centre for Health Policy)
Dr Andrew Pethebridge (St George Hospital)
David Crosbie (Mental Health Council of Australia)
Barbara Hocking (SANE Australia)

The National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement is the government’s response to the need to deliver coordinated and integrated health services. However, many professionals in the field claim that mental health has been completely left out.

Join a panel of experts to discuss the impacts of the National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement on mental health services.

When 5:00pm-6:30pm, Thursday, 20 May 2010
Where Conference Rooms, Darlington Centre
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The Australian Internet Filtering Scheme

Louise Collins (author, Report on Feasibility of ISP Level Content Filtering)
Iarla Flynn (head of policy, Google Australia)
Bjorn Landfeldt (associate professor, University of Sydney)
Jonathan Nicholas (acting CEO, Inspire Foundation)
David Vaile (executive director, Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre)

Join our panel of experts for a discussion forum on what the proposed Australian Internet Filtering scheme will mean for Australia, its potential difficulties and possible alternatives.

When 7:00pm-8:00pm, Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Where School of IT Lecture Theatre 124
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