2018 Henderson Conference

2018 Henderson Conference

Copland Theater
The Spot Building
198 Berkeley Street
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010


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Caitlin Hindmarsh


T: 03 9035 8135

Social Security Reform: Revisiting Henderson, Poverty and Basic Income

The 2018 Henderson conference will focus on how the social security system can more effectively respond to issues of poverty and inequality.

Over the course of two days, a variety of speakers will cover what key changes have taken place since the 1970s and the Henderson Poverty Inquiry - to the labour market, families and to the position of vulnerable groups - and will assess the effectiveness of how social security has responded. It will also canvas different options for reform, including proposals for some kind of a basic income in Australia.

Date:  Thursday 15 – Friday 16 February 2018
Venue: University of Melbourne, The Spot Building, 198 Berkeley Street, Carlton

A conference dinner will be held on the night of Thursday 15 February 2018 at Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street, Carlton. Tickets to this dinner are limited; purchase yours upon registering for the conference to secure your spot.

Registrations will open shortly. Please check back again soon.

Standard (two day) ticket $180
Concession (two day) ticket $30*

Standard dinner ticket $90
Concession dinner ticket $40*

*Please note that proof of concession is required to gain access to the conference and dinner.

For queries, please contact Caitlin Hindmarsh melb-conf@unimelb.edu.au (03) 9035 8135.