Beyond the Big Society: lessons from the UK | 3 April 2013 | CANCELLED


New Economics Foundation senior researcher Julia Slay: a UK perspective on ‘efficient’ service delivery under a conservative government


Hosted by Institute of Public Administration (IPAA)

Date: 3rd April | Time: 5pm – 7pm | Cost: IPAA Members $25, Non members $45

Julia Slay

Venue: Level 4 McKell Building, 2-24 Rawson Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Julia Slay will discuss the effects of The New Austerity and Big Society on communities in the UK and  giving an overview of the current state of the sector in the UK and method used to continue to deliver services in an environment of increasingly restricted resources.

She will examine local community control of services and assess the strengths and gaps in current approaches to community engagement. An international perspective on current trends in community engagement from the UK will be followed by reflections from the panel on this experience in contemporary Australia.


Julia Slay – Senior Researcher and the programme co-ordinator for the Social Policy team at The New Economics Foundation in the UK.
Christopher Stone – Research director of CPD’s Public service program.
Nadine Flood – National Secretary of the Community and Public Sector Union

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