Marian Baird and Common Ground on paid maternity leave | John Menadue on principles in Health | A selection of Summit Ideas

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Don’t forget – Common Ground April 23

Our first ‘Common Ground’ event is on next week in Sydney. We’re bringing
together ACTU President Sharan Burrow and Tony Steven, CEO of the Council of Small Business to explore what they have in common on the topic of paid
maternity leave

Common Ground will be opened by CPD fellow David McKnight, author of ‘Beyond Right
and Left’, and moderated by Marie Claire editor Jackie Frank.

Date: Wednesday 23 April
Time: Doors open at 5:30 for a prompt 6pm start. Event finishes at 7:30pm
Place: Barnett Long Room, Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney
Cost: Free. Register now to make sure you don’t miss out on a seat:


A Long Time Coming: the Advent of Paid Maternity Leave in Australia?


Marian Baird looks at the state of paid parental leave in Australia and argues in favour of a clear and comprehensive scheme.

Health: the importance of getting principles right

John Menadue AO warns that federal Labor may be getting its priorities backwards on health reform. Without a clear understanding of what principles Australians want their health system to be based on, any efforts to reform what we have will be rudderless.

The Australia 2020 Summit: dead end or path to the future?

Mike Salvaris explores the role that the 2020 summit might play in defining and developing a genuine national vision.

Participatory Governance and the Indigenous Agenda: From Rhetoric to Reality

Tackling Indigenous disadvantage will require a patient approach to
building relationships and a strong commitment to sharing
decision-making power, writes CPD fellow Meredith Edwards.

Australia’s diversity advantage

Conformity is the enemy of everything Australia is and needs to be, writes Emma Dawson.

Unpacking social investment

In the first of a series of three articles, Robert Salter looks at how social spending can be a high-return investment.

Five 2020 ideas in five minutes

In this installment of ‘5 ideas in 5 minutes’, we present a selection of ideas which delegates will be taking to the Australia 2020 summit this weekend.

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