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History and the Hill 2019 Program

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - June 14 @ 6:00 pm

History and the Hill | Conference Program*

*Program is subject to change

Wednesday 12 June 

Australian Policy and History Public Lecture 

6 pm – 7.30 pm 

Forum Theatre, Arts West North Wing (Room 153), University of Melbourne 

Professor Graeme Davison 

History and Public Policy: What can we learn from Hugh Stretton? 

Probably no Australian historian of his generation thought as deeply about the public uses of history as Hugh Stretton (1924-2015). A professor of history who never wrote a history book, a city planner who never took a degree in urban planning, an economist who resisted economic rationalism, he nevertheless became the most admired Australian public intellectual of his time. Throughout a long career that spanned academia as well as diverse political and public engagements, his approach to policy remained essentially historical. Drawing on my recent experience in editing Hugh Stretton; Selected Writings, (La Trobe/ Black Inc 2018) I will describe how Stretton arrived at his view of history, analyse his characteristic ways of thinking about public policy, and reflect on what we may learn from his work.    

Thursday 13 June 2019 

Deakin Downtown – Tower 2, 727 Collins Street Melbourne 

9.00 am-10.30 am  10.30 am-11.00 am  11.00 am – 12.30 pm   12.30 pm-2.00 pm  2.00 pm-3.30 pm  3.30 pm-4.00 pm  4.00 pm-5.30 pm 
Parallel Sessions 
Welcome & Keynote Address 

 

Andrew Leigh MP 

 

Introduction by David Lowe 

Morning Tea  Panel Discussion 

 

Bridging the Divide Between History & Policy 

 

Caroline Edwards  

 

James Button 

 

Stuart Macintyre 

 

Chair: Carolyn Holbrook 

 

Lunch & History and Policy Workshop 

 

Terry Moran 

  

Dennis Glover 

 

Jenna Price  

 

Ann McGrath 

 

Chair: Frank Bongiorno 

 

Roundtable 

 

Historians & Policy in Child Welfare 

 

Frank Golding 
 

Dee Michell  
 

Kathy Landvogt 
 

Shurlee Swain  
 

Nell Musgrove 
 

Jacqueline Wilson 

 

Afternoon Tea  Families Policy 

 

Carla Pascoe Leahy 
Paid work and care work: Policy shifts and maternal experiences since the 1970s 

 

John Murphy 
Fathers, breadwinners and public policies 

 

Alistair Thomson 
Oral history, fatherhood and family policy: making complex connections 

Political & Policy Processes 

 

Frank Bongiorno 
John Crawford and Trade Policy 

 

Julie Suares 
Prime Ministers and the Public Service 

 

Carolyn Holbrook 
Malaysia Solution and Policy Processes 

 

 

Friday 14 June 2019

Deakin Downtown – Tower 2, 727 Collins Street Melbourne 

9.00 am-10.30 am  10.30 am-11.00 am  11.00 am- 12.30 pm  12.30 pm-2.00 pm  2.00 pm-3.30 pm  3.30 pm-4.00 pm  4.00 pm-5.30 pm 
Parallel Sessions  Parallel Sessions 
Panel Discussion 

 

Academic Expertise & Fake News 

 

Clare Wright  

 

Katharine Murphy 

 

Misha Ketchel 

 

Chair: Matthew Ricketson  

Morning Tea  Human Relationships 

 

Michelle Arrow 
Domestic Violence: Lessons from the 1970s 

 

Noah Riseman 

Affirming Transgender Visibility and Identity: Lessons from the Past 

 

Deborah Nance 
Making marriage national:  the regulatory partnership with religious institutions 

Law, Policy and Secrets 

 

Joanna Cruickshank 
History, Law and Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples in Australia 

 

David Lowe 
Legacies of Atomic Testing in Australia: Policy and Mistrust 

 

Peter Edwards 
The impact of the Hope Royal Commissions of the 1970s and 1980s on Australia’s intelligence agencies today 

Lunch & Policy Case Study  

 

Refugee Settlement 

 

Peter Shergold  

A Changing Region 

 

Honae Cuffe 
Economic Diplomacy and the South Pacific Commission: A Case Study in Institutionalising Australia’s Regional Role 

 

Kate McGregor 
Shifting from International to ‘Indonesian’ Justice Measures: Two Decades of Addressing Past Human Rights Violations 

 

Brad Underhill 

Australia’s ‘New Deal for Papua New Guinea’: Understanding Lnhow plans for the post-war colonial development of PNG has shaped long-term financial and humanitarian commitment to our northern neighbour 

The Democratic Process 

 

Benjamin T. Jones 
Labor and an Australian Republic, 1999-2019 

 

Judith Brett 
The origins of Australia’s policy of compulsory voting. 

 

Gwenda Tavan 
‘Falling foul of section 44 (i)’: Australia’s dual citizenship saga and the problems of institutional inertia and ‘drift

  

Afternoon Tea  Environmental History, Policy and Practice 

 

Andrea Gaynor 
Soil Salinity in Western Australia: A Slow Motion Crisis 

 

Ruth Morgan 
Water Planning and Futures Past: Water history and policy in Perth, Western Australia 

 

Daniel May 
Lessons in the flames: How environmental history can contribute to fire management policy 

 

Grand Reform and its Discontents 

 

Lyndon Megarrity 
Northern Australia is Hard to See: National policy responses to the tropics since 1901 

 

John Doyle 
Australian telecommunications reform: ‘a mistake by the Hawke government’? 

 

James Walter 
Housing Policy: Lessons from the 1970s and 1990s 

  

 

Venue

Deakin Downtown
727 Collins St. Tower 2, Level 12,
Melbourne, Vic, Vic 3008 Australia
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