Date/Time: Thu 24 Nov / 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monash Sociology and Gender Studies, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, co-host this public event, ‘Beyond the Gig Economy’.
Local stakeholders join researchers from the UK, New Zealand, Denmark and Australia to discuss the consequences of insecure work, existing policy responses and opportunities for collaboration to foster positive change in relation to precarity and underemployment.
Topics will include:
- The experience and impact of labour market change and increased economic insecurity across the life course
- impacts of current and predicted changes on those groups already experiencing labour market disadvantage and economic insecurity
- government responses to labour market changes and the increasingly weakened link between work and economic security.
Professor Robert MacDonald (Teesside University, UK),
Professor Alan France (Univeristy of Auckland, NZ),
Professor Lisa Adkins (University of Newcastle, Aust)
Dr Kraen Blume Jensen (head of Research in Social Policy and Welfare at the Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI), Denmark).
The event will be moderated by Peter Mares, Contributing Editor of ‘Inside Story’ and Adjunct Fellow, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology.
The Horrible Mess of Climate Change Politics: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
Monash Arts School of Social Sciences proudly presents the annual Department of Human Geography Public Lecture. Responding adequately to scientists’ warnings about global warming has seemed to be impossible for Australia’s political system. Globally, business is now ahead of government. In this lecture, Clive Hamilton, a participant in the public debate over climate science and policy for more than 20 years, will map some of its major stages.
What can we learn from Brexit about democracy and international negotiations?
Presented by Professor Robert Thomson. The United Kingdom’s momentous decision to leave the European Union … Continue reading What can we learn from Brexit about democracy and international negotiations?
Sustainable Futures and the importance of Gender
The 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals identify gender equality as a key goal for sustainable futures. This panel of experts examines the importance of gender, globally, nationally and locally, as we develop social and political structures to achieve long term sustainability.
Public lecture: Paul Strangio reflects on Federal Parliament’s Melbourne years
Professor Paul Strangio from Monash University will present a free public lecture on the significance of the first Australian federal parliamentary sittings in Melbourne over a quarter of a century ago.
Testing times: new research project looks at expectations in healthcare testing
Australians have high expectations of tests in healthcare. But are they higher than warranted? And are they impacting on healthcare expenditure?
Monash mental health research contributes to major Victorian parliamentary report
For people with severe mental health problems, it’s hard enough just to get through some day, without having to make decisions about their own medical treatment, finances and housing … right? Actually the opposite is true.
Emeritus Professor Jim Walter
Professor Jim Walter’s transition to Emeritus Professor was celebrated at a dinner in early October … Continue reading Emeritus Professor Jim Walter
ATS3836 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program
Applications for ATS3836 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program first semester 2017 open on Monday 10 October … Continue reading ATS3836 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program
2016 Postgraduate Publication Prize
The 2016 Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Publication Prize has been awarded to Dr Ben Rich and Ms. Dara Conduit from the Social and Political Science HDR program.
Paul Strangio at the Australian Senate Occasional Lecture Series
Social Science’s Associate Professor Paul Strangio will be giving a lecture in Canberra this week as part of the Australian Senate Occasional Lecture Series entitled “The Australian Prime Ministership–Origins and Evolution“.
2016 Fay Gale Lecture
The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, in conjunction with Monash University, is pleased to present the Academy’s 2016 Fay Gale Lecture: “Invisible and Dying: Women Crossing Borders in South East Asia”. Presented by Professor Sharon Pickering, Monash University
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett welcomed to the Victorian Government Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC)
Helen will help build this interdisciplinary Community of Practice (COP) and participate in research, policy and program development, and enhance the dialogue around social cohesion, multiculturalism, community resilience and preventing violent extremism.