Disrupting regulation and governance for health equity and the public good

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Event details


Date & time

Tuesday 06 November 2018


Seminar Room 1.04, Coombs Extension Building #8, ANU
ANU Canberra


Sharon Friel Director School of Regulation and Global Governance, Richard Denniss Chief Economist The Australia Institute, Tessa Boyd-Caine CEO of Health Justice Australia, Dan Musil Secretary Earthworker Cooperative.


School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)

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What regulatory and governance changes are needed to create a society where health equity and the public good are at the centre?

In this session we will hear from leading ‘disruptors’ in policy areas of health and law, climate and labour, and economics and public policy. The session will be structured as a ‘world-cafe’ style event, encouraging participants to explore what changes in government, business, and civil society are needed to create new norms for equity and the public good.

About the speakers

Richard Denniss is the Chief Economist and former Executive Director of The Australia Institute. He is a prominent Australian economist, author and public policy commentator, and a former Adjunct Associate Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

Dr Tessa Boyd-Cain is CEO of Health Justice Australia, the national centre for health justice partnerships, which support collaborations between services to achieve better health and justice outcomes for vulnerable communities. Prior to joining HJA, Tessa worked in health, criminal justice and human rights organisations in Australia and internationally. She was previously Deputy CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service.

Dan Musil is Secretary of the Earthworker Cooperative, a worker-owned cooperative that promotes sustainable enterprise in Australia. Earthworker Cooperative’s Energy Manufacturing Cooperative, in the heart of the La Trobe Valley in Victoria, aims to ensure a just transition for communities away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Dan is completing a PhD at Western Sydney University on the role of democratic economic forms in transitioning to more sustainable low carbon regional economies.

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