Do we care enough about Australia's children to invest early? A Next 200 Dialogue.

Posted by Yvonne Stewart
8 July 2013 - 10:15am

16 July 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Museum of Contemporary Art, Harbourside Room, 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney

A Next 200 Dialogue

Do we care enough about Australia's children to invest early?

The evidence shows that it makes sense to take early action to prevent costly social and health problems later in life. So why can’t we move from a crisis model to prevention? What else is needed for us to invest earlier for the wellbeing of our children?

To explore these questions and more, join Jane Caro, social commentator and broadcaster, with expert speakers:

  • The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform
  • The Hon Kevin Andrews MP, Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services
  • Professor Frank Oberklaid OAM, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne and Founding Director of the Centre for Community Child Health at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
  • Anne Hollonds, Child and Family Psychologist and Benevolent Society CEO
  • Graham Allen MP, Chair of the UK’s new Early Intervention Foundation will also contribute via video interview.

We’ll be inviting the audience to ask questions so this is a great opportunity to share your thoughts and speak directly to policy influencers.

Time: 6.00pm registration for 6.15pm event start. 7.30pm Networking and light refreshments. 
Price: FREE to attend but RSVP required to

Enquiries to Kirsty Grant on 02 8262 3545.

The Benevolent Society’s Next 200 Dialogues are a series of public talks on contemporary social issues. For more information about The Benevolent Society visit

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