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A note from Kerry Flattley on Prudence

Ahead of next month Democracy & Society Symposium, programme director Kerry Flattley has prepared a following note on Titian's 'An Allegory of Prudence' and the need to look at the past with clear-eyed and uncompromising vision.

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An introduction to the Cranlana Programme’s Executive Colloquium

Experience what it’s like to participate in the Cranlana Programme’s celebrated Executive Colloquium at a free information session.

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A Question of Value – the Medicine & Society Oration

Romlie Mokak, CEO of the Lowitja Institute, will deliver the 2016 Medicine & Society Oration on 10 August, addressing the question of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.

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Saving Legal Aid – the inaugural Justice & Society Oration

Steven Hynes, Director of the UK's Legal Action Group, will deliver the inaugural Justice & Society Oration on Tuesday 17 May 2016.

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Announcing the expanded suite of Cranlana Advanced symposia

Two new symposia have been added to the alumni-only Cranlana Advanced suite of programmes: Democracy & Society and Violence & Society.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Office Administrator

The Cranlana Programme is looking to recruit a Office Administrator.

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Now taking enrolments for all 2016 programmes

Registrations are now open for all 2016 programmes.

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Fred Chaney remembers Jim Carlton

The full transcript of the eulogy delivered by the Honourable Fred Chaney AO at the memorial service for former Cranlana Programme Governor, the Honourable Jim Carlton AO on 14 January 2016 (13 May 1935 – 25 December 2015).

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Vale Jim Carlton

The Board and staff of the Cranlana Programme are deeply saddened to hear the news of Jim’s passing this Christmas Day.

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Pioneering Indigenous health researcher recognised with inaugural leadership award

Professor Sandra Eades from the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute has won the inaugural Lowitja Institute Research Leadership Award. A partnership between the Cranlana Programme and Lowitja Institute, the award acknowledges leadership in the Indigenous health sector and gives the recipient a place at the Executive Colloquium.

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Limited availability for 2016 Medicine & Society Symposium

A small number of places remain in the invitation-only Medicine & Society Symposium. Invitees wishing to participate in the 2016 programme, being held 12–13 February, are advised to register now. Please contact the Cranlana Programme office on 03 9817 2660 if a new registration form is required.

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Josh Frydenberg: Our democratic capitalism model under challenge

The Honourable Josh Frydenberg MP delivered the final talk in the 2015 Alumni Speaker Series earlier this week. Read the full transcript here.

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What role should government play in creating a good society?

Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg MP will deliver the final talk in this year’s Alumni Speaker Series on Tuesday 29 September 2015, centring on issues of prosperity and employment.

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Listen to David Marr’s Alumni Speaker Series talk on Big Ideas

The audio of the recent sold-out talk by journalist and author David Marr – including the extensive Q&A – is now available to stream or download from Radio National.

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Cranlana backs new award for Indigenous research excellence

The Cranlana Programme and the Lowitja Institute have partnered to launch a new award recognising excellence among the Indigenous health research community.

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David Marr sold out

This Thursday's Alumni Speaker Series event with David Marr is sold out.

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Peter Mares wins journalism excellence award

Cranlana Programme moderator Peter Mares’s work was celebrated at the 2015 Australian Migration & Settlement Awards in Canberra last night.

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David Marr at the Alumni Speaker Series

On Thursday 27 August, journalist and author David Marr will discuss issues surrounding the monarchy, Australia's constitution and the impact of political apathy in part four of the 2015 Alumni Speaker Series.

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Geoffrey Watson calls for a federal Anti-corruption Commission

The Sydney barrister and former counsel assisting the Independent Commission Against Corruption in NSW used his Alumni Speaker Series address this month to call on the federal government to establish an independent national Anti-corruption Commission.

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Registrations open: the Perth Cranlana Conversations

Disruptive economics, returning to Plato's Cave and the link between ethics and effectiveness all topics of discussion feature in the 2015 Cranlana Conversations series.

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The pernicious impact of corruption

Noted Sydney barrister and former counsel assisting the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Geoffrey Watson SC, will deliver an Alumni Speaker Series lecture on Thursday 2 July 2015 at Cranlana.

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Failing the ‘good society’ test: domestic violence in Australia

Fiona McCormack, CEO of Domestic Violence Victoria, addresses the Alumni Speaker Series on Tuesday 9 June 2015.

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Announcing the 2015 Alumni Speaker Series

This year’s Alumni Speaker Series reviews Australia’s progress in creating the Good Society, and turns the spotlight on aspects requiring urgent attention.

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Registrations now open for the Cranlana Advanced symposia

Registrations are now open for the Cranlana Advanced: Power & Society Symposium. This two-day intensive course follows on from the Colloquium, giving alumni an opportunity to re-engage with the concepts and revisit the Cranlana experience.

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A Cranlana Dialogue on the morality of business

Next month we are launching the first in a new series of events. Called the Cranlana Dialogues, they are public moderated events where the audience engages in with an expert panel around a relevant issue. The first is taking place on 14 April in partnership with RMIT and will be an exploration of the morality of business. The panel of experts will be led by Dame Julia Cleverdon.

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Malcolm Fraser (21 May 1930 - 20 March 2015)

In the coming days there will be countless accolades for Australia’s 22nd Prime Minister. Reflecting on his many great works and influence on society, we will also remember the Right Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH as a great supporter of Cranlana.

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