Communities in Control 2010

Communities in Control 2010 took place at Moonee Valley on May 31, 2010 and June 1, 2010. Papers* are provided below, posted in order of appearance at the conference.

The theme of the 2010 conference was "Power Up! Who has it, how to get it & how communities can use it." Click here to download the program.

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The Honourable Jenny Macklin
Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Opening Address
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David Hetherington
Executive Director, Per Capita (Australia's independent progressive think tank)
Power: Where it comes from, where it's sitting, what it's good for
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Rebecca Huntley
Social reseacher & commentator; Director of Research, Ipsos Mackay
The Future: What the future holds, and how to get there first
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Kate Smither
Head of Planning, George Patterson Y&R advertising agency
Creating Influence: Meet one of the minds that makes up your mind for you
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Mary O'Hagan
Mental health consumer expert & advocate and former New Zealand Mental Health Commissioner
First Person: The role of lived experience in shaping mental health services
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2010 Westpac Kookaburra Awards
Hosted by Brett de Hoedt, Mayor, Hootville Communications
Awards presented by Vanessa Nolan-Woods, Westpac Social Sector Banking
Project: 'Nukkan.Kungun.Yunnan' ('See, Listen, Speak') - Change Media
Individual: Andrew Heslop (Founder, Neighbour Day)
Community Group: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
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The Honourable Lily D'Ambrosio MLA
Victorian Parliamentary Secretary, Community Development
Introduction to The Levelling Spirit
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Emeritus Professor Richard Wilkinson & Professor Kate Pickett
Social epidemilogists & authors, 'The Spirit Level'
The Levelling Spirit: Why more equal societies almost always do better
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The Great Debate
Brett de Hoedt, Mayor, Hootville Communications (adjudicator)
Hugh de Kretser, Executive Officer, Federation of Community Legal Centres
Paul Bird, Director, Mission Australia
Stephen Mayne, Crikey founder & shareholder activist
Monique Hardinge, President, Melbourne University Debating Society
"Are Communities Out Of Control?"
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Dr Anne Summers AO
Writer, journalist, author
Shifting Power: We changed the world, now what's different?
With an introduction by former Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Joan Kirner AM
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Christine Nixon
Chair, Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction & Recovery Authority; former Victoria Police Commissioner
The 2009 Community Leadership Oration
With an introduction by business leader and Our Community Chair Carol Schwartz AM
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The Hon. John Cain (Former Premier of Victoria) & Simon Mansell (poet and choir member, Choir of Hope & Inspiration)
Launch, A Joker's Right of Reply
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*Please Note: Some of these papers have been edited from the spoken form to aid readability. All care has been taken to retain the voice and context of the paper as delivered. Presentations Copyright Our Community and the author.