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Sharing Government and Community Facilities: BSL Lunchtime Seminar

Posted in Events, Movements, Research by Kate Archdeacon on April 20th, 2011

28 April , 2011
12:00 pmto1:00 pm


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A Lunchtime Seminar presented by the Research & Policy Centre at The Brotherhood of St Laurence:

A public inquiry investigated the sharing of government and community facilities in Victoria, for example using school buildings after hours or local council neighbourhood houses. A cost/benefit framework was explored. Some 20,000 facilities exist in Victoria, but what is the role of government in managing benefits and costs? What governance and commercial principles apply? There is potential for increasing the sharing of facilities and the associated social inclusion benefits but control from the top would be unwise. The (then) government accepted most of the inquiry recommendations. The conclusions provide community organizations with a basis for pursuing their expectations of government.

Robert Kerr is an economist working as an Honorary Research Fellow at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. His career was in the Commonwealth Treasury and the Productivity Commission, and latterly as a Commissioner of the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Defence Studies.

Thursday 28 April 2011 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

Brotherhood of St Laurence, Fr Tucker’s room 67 Brunswick Street Fitzroy
Visit the website for more details and to RSVP.