Upcoming Australian Policy and History Network Event

A research workshop convened by the Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian Policy History Network and the Museum of Australian Democracy:

‘How Australians Should Live: Historical perspectives on Current Policy Challenges’

Date: 1 November 2016 (TBC)

Venue: Australian National University

Leaders: Frank Bongiorno, Nicholas Brown, Bruce Chapman, David Lowe, Meredith Edwards, Stuart Macintyre, Sean Scalmer, John Uhr

Session 1: 10:00-10:30

Introductions, objectives

Session 2: 10:30-11.50

Emily MillanePolitics of tax reform in Australia

Dan Hannington-PintoUnion engagement with and influence over policy debates from the mid-1960s

Will PeartIdeas shaping policy and laws for the ‘disposal of Crown land’ in Victoria in the 1860s and 1870s

Liam ByrnePolitical culture of the Australian Labor Party in Victoria 1901 and 1921

Response – Frank Bongiorno; Bruce Chapman

LUNCH: 12-12.30

Session 3: 12.30-1.50

Carla PascoeChanging policy regarding and experience of motherhood in Australia since 1945

Kylie RipponAboriginal Acts and their effects on Aboriginal Parenting 1877 to 1920

Yolanda RobinsonThe recent history of community-based approaches to preventing crime in Queensland

David RothLife, Death and Release at Callan Park Hospital for the Insane

Response – Nicholas Brown; Meredith Edwards

Session 4: 2.00-3.20

Rebecca Cairns‘Australia-Asia’ policy and a history of the curricular present

Anna KentInfluence of education programs on Australia-Indonesia relations

Nicholas FernsPutting Theory into Practice: Development and Australian Economic Assistance to Papua New Guinea and Southeast Asia

Daniel MayPolitical and cultural influence of understandings of Indigenous fire-use in Australia

Response – David Lowe; John Uhr

Session 5: 3.20-3.45

Sean Scalmer; Stuart Macintyre – Overview and conclusions


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