Past Ideas and Society events

  • Thursday 28 April 05:00pm
    Since the arrival of the pandemic in Australia, there have been some 400 Covid-related deaths among those under 60 and 5,000 among those 60 years of age and above. Is the withdrawal of restrictions, certain to affect elderly citizens disproportionately, an instance of what has come to be called “age-ism”? Or have extended lockdowns or equivalents taken too great a toll on mental health, especially of the young?

  • Tuesday 05 April 05:00pm
    More than a year since the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety published its eight volume Report, the crisis in Australia’s Aged Care Homes is greater now than at any time in the sector’s history. Join this discussion on what is now happening inside Australia’s aged care homes, what are the reasons for the crisis, and what are the possible ways forward.

  • Thursday 09 December 05:30pm
    La Trobe University’s celebration of Fran Kelly’s achievement represents one opportunity to express our collective gratitude. You are cordially invited to join us in an event that ought not to be missed.

  • Wednesday 22 September 05:00pm
    The general public in the nations that have been at war with the Taliban in Afghanistan for the past twenty years were unprepared for the surrender of the Afghan government, the capitulation of the Afghan armed forces and the emergency evacuation of tens of thousands of Afghans to whom we owed protection.

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