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The Melbourne Economic Forum

The Melbourne Economic Forum brings together some of the most influential policy thinkers from the University of Melbourne and Victoria University, along with private and public institutions to discuss, debate and question government policy making.

On the 27th October, the panel will focus on WORK AND LIFE IN CITIES: DEVELOPMENT IN THE WEST OF MELBOURNE.

Melbourne’s West is growing and its young, relatively under-educated population is in danger of developing a range of social issues that will need to be addressed.

Experts will debate strategies at this mini-summit and put forward arguments and ideas around poly-centricity versus a single, city centre.

Professor Peter Dawkins, Vice-Chancellor and President of Victoria University, will deliver an introduction and overview, followed by a panel discussion.

  • Professor Rodney Maddock, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, Victoria University
  • John Daley, CEO Grattan Institute
  • Lucy Turnbull, former Lord Mayor of Sydney
  • Professor Jeff Borland, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Guyonne Kalb, Professional Research Fellow and Director of the Labour Economics and Social Policy Program, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne.
  • Professor Bruce Rasmussen, Director, Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University
  • Peter Seamer, CEO at the Victorian Planning Authority
  • Kate Roffey, Director City Economy, Innovation and Liveability, Wyndham City Council and former CEO, Committee for Melbourne

Reporters and photographers are invited to attend and address the panel during question time.


What:  Melbourne Economic Forum
When: 11am (for 11.30am start) – 2.15pm, Thursday, 27 October, 2016
 Victoria University Convention Centre (Level 12), 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne
RSVP: Essential to [email protected]

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