CPAG Summit this Friday: Beyond Social Investment

Registrations are closing soon
Reminder: Beyond Social Investment
Event details
Date: 8 September 2017
Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
Followed by networking
and refreshments
Venue:The University of Auckland Business School
Lecture Theatre OGGB3, Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building,12 Grafton Road, Auckland
Please register online HERE
$50 waged
$25 unwaged
For the full programme, visit the Beyond Social Investment website.
For more information please email Dr M Claire Dale, RPRC Research Fellow, at m.dale.
Dear Mike

A friendly reminder that the CPAG, RPRC and CARE Annual Summit is only a few days away. Make sure your register in time.

‘Social Investment’ is a buzzword that is guiding the current National Government’s social policy decisions. What does it mean? What are the implications of increased ‘target efficiency’?

Speakers at the 2017 summit Beyond Social Investment will examine and critique this view of welfare provision, and discuss what a social welfare system that genuinely put “the well-being of children at the centre” would look like.

What changes to policies and budgets would make the difference required for all children to thrive?


  • Professor Peter Whiteford, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra, and Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of New South Wales
  • Dr Simon Chapple, Director of the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies in Victoria University’s School of Government
  • Peter Alsop, Director of the Insights and Investment Group at the Ministry of Social Development
  • David Kenkel, Lecturer in Social Practice at Unitec
  • Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw, Head of Research at the Morgan Foundation Public Policy Think Tank
  • Honorary Associate Professor Susan St John, QSO, Economics Department, and Director of the Retirement Policy and Research Centre, University of Auckland
  • Dr Bill Rosenberg, Economist and Director of Policy, Council of Trade Unions
  • Alan Johnson, Social Policy Analyst for The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit
  • Len Cook, Families Commissioner, Chair of the board of Superu, and a member of the Remuneration Authority
  • Associate Professor Mike O’Brien, School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work at the University of Auckland

As always thanks for you support,

The CPAG Team

Child Poverty Action Group | PO Box 5611, Wellesley Street, Auckland, 1141 New Zealand

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