Posts for November 2016

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Early childhood educators rely on families to prop up low income

Paula McDonald, Professor Karen Thorpe (Faculty of Health, QUT) and Associate Professor Susan Irvine (Faculty of Education, QUT) wrote an article for The Conversation, Early childhood educators rely on families to prop up low income, research finds, November 2016.

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Social licence to operate: Australian Meat Processing Corporation Conference

In November, 2016 Bree Devin presented on social licence to operate at the Australian Meat Processing Corporation (AMPC) Conference in Sydney. The conference theme focused on ‘The Vital Ingredient: processing and its role in a sustainable red meat industry’. It covered strategic risks facing the Australian red meat industry,…

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Fair Food Symposium

Over 80 members of the public attended this event which was held in November, 2016 at the Brisbane Square Library and hosted by Carol Richards and Dr Kiah Smith (UQ). The symposium featured ‘lightening talks’ by 14 speakers, including small food businesses, NGOs, academics, food activists, nutritionists and a farmer. Covering a range of…

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Just Work in the Digital Economy

Rapid technological innovation is fundamentally changing the nature of work, with significant implications for individuals, organisations and societies. In this symposium, QUT researchers from the Work/Industry Futures Research Program (QUT Business School), Digital Media Research Centre (Creative Industries Faculty) and Intellectual…

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Divestment and social change

Shen Narayanasamy, founder of No Business in Abuse and guest speaker on ABC’s Q&A program was amongst the high calibre presenters at this Divestment symposium, which was a collaboration between Carol Richards, Robyn Mayes and Prof Matthew Rimmer (QUT Faculty of Law). The forum explored the social, financial and legal debates regarding…

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