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PUBLIC FORUM: The Future of Education - Melbourne and Wellington (April 2016, date TBC)
Flipped classrooms, e-learning, deregulation, lifelong learning... what does it all mean? In the age of globalisation, rapid technological change and increasing economic uncertainty, where is our education system headed? [Read more]

WORKSHOP: Workers' Education in the 21st Century - Adelaide, Thu 29 Oct 2015, 3:45pm [ACTU Trans-Tasman Union Education Conference]
As workers are increasingly forced to change jobs throughout life, what role can workers' education play in maintaining living standards and democratising the economy?

PUBLIC FORUM: The Economics of Sharing - ​North Melbourne, Sun 24 May 2015, 12:30pm
​Why are wages and living standards in decline? Why are governments going broke all over the world? Why is inequality growing, while jobs and public services are disappearing? [Read more]

PUBLIC FORUM: The Future of Democracy - ​North Melbourne, Sun 26 Apr 2015, 12:30pm
Syriza in Greece, the Occupy Movement, Tahrir Square... what do recent popular movements have in common? And what does it tell us about how democracy will look in the future? [Read more]




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