Policy Forums (2015-2018)

Canberra: 29 October 2018

Introduction by Dr Brian Babington, CEO of Families Australia:
The changing nature of work and implications for families

The future of work: Love, families & wellbeing in the 4th Industrial Revolution
– Professor Lyndall Strazdins, Clinical Psychologist and Director at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU

A panel discussion with Tristan Reed, Branch Manager – Families and Children Branch, DSS and Jane Dickenson PSM, Director – Try, Test and Learn Policy Design Team, Policy Strategy and Investment Branch, DSS followed. Video available shortly.

Canberra: 29 March 2018

Annual meeting of the National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing .
Assistant Minister for Children and Families, the Hon. Dr David Gillespie MP, media release here.

The event hosted two important conversations, resulting in the following two reports:

Roundtable discussion on the Fourth Action Plan 2018-2020 of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020.

Roundtable discussion on child wellbeing and safety beyond 2020.

Canberra: 1 November 2017

‘The work of fathering: balancing jobs and kids’.
– Dr Graeme Russell, Professor Lyndall Strazdins and Mr Murray Kimber

Watch video recording of the event here

Powerpoint presentations here

Canberra: 5 June 2017

Watch video recording of the event here

Opportunities and losses in the transition to parenthood: Family formation, social connectedness, work and mental wellbeing
Dr Liana Leach – Research Fellow, The Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH), the Research School of Population Health, The Australian National University

Canberra: 24 March 2017

Watch video recording of the event here

What would work (and care) look like if it was more equal?
– Professor Lyndall Strazdins, Professor and ARC Future Fellow, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University

Canberra: 7 November 2016
Making choices: using what we already know to achieve better outcomes
– Allyson Essex, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Sydney: 2 May 2016
Early intervention and the first thousand days of child development
– Sue West, Associate Director, Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and The Royal Children’s Hospital

A brighter future for child safety and wellbeing: How? When?
– Dr Brian Babington, CEO, Families Australia and Convenor, National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing

Canberra: 11 April  2016 (repeat of November 2015 Building Stronger Australian Families Policy Forum)

Framing future family policy for longer collective action and impact
Professor Alan Hayes AM, Distinguished Professor of Family Studies
Director, Family Action Centre, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle

Joining forces: policies for work and family
Dr Lyndall Strazdins, Professor and ARC Future Fellow, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University

Watch video presentation here.

Melbourne: 29 February 2016
Protecting Australia’s Children: using the first 1000 days to build health and wellbeing in families and communities
– Professor Kerry Arabena, Director, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, The University of Melbourne

National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020: Latest developments
– Dr Brian Babington, CEO, Families Australia and Convenor, National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing

Perth: 18 September 2015
National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020: What’s been happening and what’s next?