Program

Monday 9th September — Monday

08:30 AM
Conference Registration
Location:
Foyer
09:30 AM
Speaker(s):
Lola Callaghan, La Perouse Aboriginal Community
09:35 AM
Official Opening
Speaker(s):
Scientia Professor Carla Treloar, Director, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
Location:
Leighton Hall (ground floor)
09:40 AM
Chair:
Professor Peter Saunders, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
Speaker(s):
Professor Olli Kangas, Academy of Finland and University of Turku
Location:
Leighton Hall (ground floor)
What – if anything - can we learn from the Finnish basic income experiment?
10:55 AM
Presentation of the Australian Journal of Social Issues Peter Saunders Prize
Speaker(s):
Dr Katherine Curchin and Associate Professor Ben Edwards, Co-Editors of the Australian Journal of Social Issues
Location:
Leighton Hall (ground floor)
11:00 AM
Morning Tea
Location:
Foyer
11:30 AM
Contributed Papers
Aged care polices, practices, care inequalities and care poverty
Chair:
Cathy Thomson
Location:
Gallery 1 (ground floor)
Special session
Understanding unmet aged care need and care inequalities among older Australians
Trish Hill, Bettina Cass, Myra Hamilton, Cathy Thomson
Chinese social policy
Chair:
Zhiming Cheng
Location:
Gallery 2 (ground floor)
Perspectives on homelessness
Chair:
Anne O’Brien
Location:
Civil Engineering Building, Room G1 (ground floor)
Special session
12:30 PM
Lunch
Location:
Foyer
01:30 PM
Contributed Papers
03:10 PM
Afternoon Tea
Location:
Foyer
03:40 PM
Contributed Papers
Disability, policy and governance
Chair:
Jackie Leach Scully
Location:
Gallery 1 (ground floor)
Accessible data analysis in inclusive disability research methods: a systematic technique for increasing rigour
Sally Robinson, Karen Fisher, Jaimsie Speeding, Anne Graham, Kate Neale, Kelley Johnson, Ed Hall
Young parents, lone parents and social policy
05:00 PM
Drinks Reception
Location:
Foyer

Tuesday 10th September — Tuesday

08:30 AM
Registration
Location:
Foyer
09:00 AM
Opening Address
Speaker(s):
Professor Ian Jacobs, President and Vice-Chancellor, UNSW Sydney
Location:
Leighton Hall (ground floor)
09:10 AM
Chair:
Scientia Professor Carla Treloar, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
Speaker(s):
Associate Professor Sarah Cook, Institute for Global Development, UNSW Sydney
Location:
Leighton Hall (ground floor)
Gender, welfare and the economy of care: how China’s social policy system shapes women’s opportunities and gender equality
10:25 AM
Morning Tea
Location:
Foyer
10:55 AM
Contributed Papers
Experiences and wellbeing of unpaid carers
Speaker(s):
Lucy Peake, Meredith Kiraly
Location:
Gonski Room (ground floor)
Workshop
12:35 PM
Lunch
Location:
Foyer
01:35 PM
Contributed Papers
Chair:
Myra Hamilton
Speaker(s):
Louise Chappell, Libby Lyons, Beth Goldblatt, Sally Moyle
Location:
Tyree Room (first floor)
Special session hosted by the Australian Human Rights Institute
Disability
Chair:
Karen Fisher
Location:
Gallery 1 (ground floor)
Disability and older people: issues and challenges
Trevor Parmenter, Marie Knox, Rafat Hussain, Stuart Wark, Matthew Janicki
Group rights and the NDIS
Tessa-May Zirnsak
Social security, conditionality and risk
Chair:
Michael McGann / Dina Bowman
Location:
Civil Engineering Building, Room G1 (ground floor)
Special session
Reclaiming social security for a just future
Dina Bowman, Danielle Thornton, Shelley Mallett
Conditional income, conditional lives
Marcus Banks, Dina Bowman
03:15 PM
Afternoon Tea
Location:
Foyer
03:45 PM
Contributed Papers
Children and participation
Employment services, technology
Chair:
Eugenia Marembo
Location:
Civil Engineering Building, Room G8 (ground floor)
Locked-in or locked-out: Can a public services market really change?
Michael McGann, Siobhan O'Sullivan, Mark Considine, Phuc Nguyen
05:30 PM
Chinese Social Policy Reception
Location:
John Goodsell Building, Rooms 221-223 (2nd floor)
06:30 PM
Chair:
Professor Karen Fisher, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
Location:
John Goodsell Building, Rooms 221-223 (2nd floor)
Social policy research in China

Wednesday 11th September

08:30 AM
Registration
Location:
Foyer
09:00 AM
Chair:
Professor Ilan Katz, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
Speaker(s):
Professor Alison Ritter, Drug Policy Modelling Program, UNSW Sydney
Location:
Leighton Hall (ground floor)
“Of good character” – the policy dialogue on drug testing welfare recipients in Australia
10:15 AM
Morning Tea
Location:
Foyer
10:45 AM
Contributed Papers
Relationships, parenting and wellbeing
Chair:
Elizabeth Adamson
Location:
Civil Engineering Building, Room G1 (ground floor)
12:25 PM
Lunch
Location:
Foyer
01:25 PM
Contributed Papers
Big data and social policy
Social policy as re-investment: can justice (re-) investment overcome fiscal constraints on social spending?
Permanency practice in out-of-home care
Chair:
Amy Conley Wright
Location:
Civil Engineering Building, Room G1 (ground floor)
Special session
Participatory, arts-based research with young people about the meanings of permanency
Susan Collings, Amy Conley Wright, Freija Brandie, Emily Backhouse
Action research to develop relationship-building practices for children in permanent care
Amy Conley Wright, Susan Collings, Judy Cashmore, Lynette Riley
02:25 PM
Afternoon Tea
Location:
Foyer
02:55 PM
Chair:
Jacqueline Phillips, Director of Policy and Advocacy, ACOSS
Speaker(s):
Professor Peter Saunders, Dr Cassandra Goldie, Owen Bennett
Location:
Tyree Room (first floor)
This plenary session will explore three different perspectives on poverty and inequality in Australia – the academic, the advocate and the lived experience perspective, drawing on the strengths of the Poverty and Inequality Partnership between the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and UNSW.