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Events and Notices

Register Now: Building Social Infrastructure

Tuesday 24 September

Adelaide Convention Centre

At this year's State Conference, titled 'Building Social Infrastructure: Opportunities for our sector in the next decade', we are thrilled to welcome Professor Emerita Gillian Triggs as our keynote speaker - and we'd love to have you join us!
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SA: The Heaps Unfair State

Monday 9 September, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Room 2.1, Level 2, Flinders in the City, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide South Australia

Based on research conducted by the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, Flinders University, and the South Australian Council of Social Service, this interactive workshop will highlight the growth in health inequalities in South Australia since the 1980s and encourage lively discussion about how we can reverse these trends. This is of vital importance to the future of SA because evidence indicates that more unequal societies are less successful on a range of measures.
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Community Events

NVI Flinders Social Enterprise Support

Wednesday 31 July, 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Flinders University, Victoria Square, Room 2.3

This Adelaide Social Enterprise event is being Hosted by Bert Verhoeven from NVI Flinders and will showcase the journey and results of three amazing Social Enterprises that have been supported by NVI Flinders. Speakers include: Tanya Pettingill, founder of ‘Jolly Soles’ and Geena Süphke, Robbie Duffin, Noah Connolly & Dylan Egel from ‘Impacted’.
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How casual are you?

Wednesday 31 July, 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Level 1, Flinders University, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide, 5000

The Victorian Productivity Commission says 13% of people have done ‘gig work’ in the last 12 months. Australia has the highest rate of casual work in the western world. More of us are working more than one job: we’re working from home, we’re working at night and we’re working on weekends. Who benefits? The Working Women’s Centre and The Mary Lee Exchange are partnering to present How Casual Are You? an exploration of non-standard work in Australia. We’re bringing together a remarkable panel of workers and employment experts to share their research and experiences. Experts in employment law from the Working Women’s Centre will be available after the panel to answer questions. Tickets are free but places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.
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Seminars and Conferences

Human Health, Wellbeing and an Ageing Population

Tuesday 6 August, 6.00pm

Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, 55 North Terrace, UniSA City West Campus, Adelaide, SA

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Wakefield Futures Group, as part of the Sustainable Futures series. These two presentations explore human health, wellbeing and an ageing population and their place in a sustainable future:
Professor Fran Baum: To what extent do the urban planning, energy and environment sectors govern for health and wellbeing?
Dr Jane O’Sullivan: Ageing and Declining populations – Good for us, Good for the Planet.
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Call For Input

HESTA Community Sector Awards

Nominations are now open and close on 1 September 2019
Do you know someone who is making outstanding contributions in our sector? The HESTA Community Sector Awards recognise outstanding service provision, advocacy and leadership in improving the lives of people who rely on access to the services of nursing and midwifery, early childhood education and care, community services and aged care.
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SA Housing and Homelessness Strategy

Seeking broad public engagement to inform new Housing and Homelessness Strategy
The release of the SA Housing and Homelessness Taskforce report Towards a Housing, Homelessness and Support Strategy, including Strategic Intent, by the Minister for Human Services marks the start of broad engagement to shape a new Housing and Homelessness Strategy for our State. It is important that the new Housing and Homelessness Strategy is shaped with input from as many South Australians as possible, including broad public engagement.
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AuthorRay Dennis