Developments in work and wellbeing for contemporary Australia

Andrea Verdich
Policy Director

Date & Time

March 23, 2023
9:00AM - 3:00PM



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Developments in work and wellbeing for contemporary Australia is a nationally significant conversation on wellbeing frameworks, the care and support economy and the non-financial benefits of work.

This policy roundtable connected a diverse range of senior officials with a multidisciplinary group of Academy Fellows and leading social sciences experts.

Read a summary of the discussion.

Experts presenting at the roundtable include:

Session 1: Wellbeing frameworks

  • Dr Dennis Trewin AO FASSA (Chair)
  • Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA FAHMS, Patron, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Professor Arthur Grimes, Chair, Wellbeing and Public Policy, Wellington School of Business and Government

Session 2: Care and support economy

  • Professor Marian Baird AO FASSA (Chair)
  • Emeritus Professor Sara Charlesworth, Co-Chair, Work + Family Policy Roundtable
  • Emeritus Professor Gabrielle Meagher, School of Social Sciences, Macquarie University
  • Dr Leonora Risse, Senior Lecturer, Economics, RMIT

Session 3: The non-financial benefits of work

  • Mr David Kalisch FASSA (Chair)
  • Professor Matthew Gray, Director, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods
  • Professor Roger Wilkins, Deputy Director, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research, University of Melbourne

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