The Power to Persuade 2013 was held on 21 August at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Spring Street, Melbourne. The theme of 2013 symposium  built on previous years, and discussed how to create change in government and policy.

RECORDINGS of presentations


Introduction, Assoc Prof Jo Barraket, Queensland University of Technology

Opening address – Prof Peter Shergold, University of Western Sydney

Session 1: The Potential for Creating Policy Change

Keynote address – Dr John Chesterman, Office of the Public Advocate

Keynote address – Cath Smith, Futureye

Keynote address – Prof John Wiseman, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

Session 1: Questions

Session 2: Engaging in the Policy Game

Jennifer Doggett, Centre for Policy Development and Crikey

Jennifer Doggett – Presentation

Gavin Dufty, St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria

Gavin Dufty – Presentation

Session 2: Questions

Session 3: The Evidence Base and Social Change

Dr Therese Rile, Centre of Excellent in Intervention and Prevention Science

Dr Therese Riley, Presentation

Prof David Hayward, RMIT University

Prof David Hayward, Presentation

Session 3: Questions

Session 4: Old and New Media – Tools for Change

Michael Gawenda, University of Melbourne

Claire O’Rourke, Essential Media Services

Claire O’Rourke, Presentation

Dr Kathy Landvogt, Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service

Session 4: Questions

Session 5: The NDIS – Reflections on a Policy Success

Claire O’Rourke, Essential Media Services

Claire O’Rourke, Presentation

James O’Brien, National Disability Services Victoria

Session 5: Questions

Closing remarks