We celebrated the biggest ever What Matters? Competition with a star-studded celebration on September 9 for the 13 finalists from NSW, the ACT and Tasmania.
Over 3700 entries were received from over 260 schools, making it a very special achievement to be selected as a competition finalist.
Amelie Brown was announced as the Overall Competition Winner for her powerful entry Ben Matters - a remarkable achievement, particularly for a 10 year old! Congratulations to Amelie and all competition finalists.
Applications are now open for the Inaugural E.G Whitlam Doctoral Scholarship.
Established by Western Sydney University to honour Gough's contribution to the Australian nation and, specifically, to its political, social, and cultural development. The scholarship will be co-administered and supervised by the Whitlam Institute and the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.
For more information, including application deadlines and scholarship information please visit the Western Sydney University Graduate Research School website.
July 2015: These essays were workshopped at a one-day workshop organised by our Human Rights and Public Life program at the Whitlam Institute in 2014. They have been brought together and published in this form to contribute to a public conversation about the cluster of values and family of ideologies that are implicated in feminism, social liberalism and social democracy.
For a brief time the Global Financial Crisis focused attention not just the fragility of our economy but on the assumptions it is built on: free trade, small government, micro-economic reform, competition, consumption, debt and choice. The debate died before it really began but the need is greater than ever to get to grips with the forces that have shaped the global economy.
The Whitlam Institute invites you to join us as Dr Eddie Nik-Khah and Professor Anna Yeatman trace the story of the Chicago School from its beginnings, and the implications for Australia today.
For more info and to register for this free event please visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/public-forum-the-ascendency-of-chicago-neoliberalism-tickets-16721189528?aff=erelexpsim%3Fnomo%3D1
We are really excited to announce the appointment of Dr Kristen Rundle as a Whitlam Institute Fellow. Dr Rundle's appointment is a welcome addition to our growing network of leading scholars more formally associated with the Institute. Dr Rundle has long been a friend of the Institute. Her research is about the interface of legal theory and public law in its effort to trace the conditions of form and agency necessary for law to act as a limitation on power.