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Moving Hobart: Improving Transport and Liveability in our Capital

Hobart is experiencing growing pains. Join us for much-needed discussion about the transport, congestion and planning challenges facing our city.


  • Alderman Helen Burnet, City of Hobart
  • Leigh Carmichael, MONA
  • Associate Professor Matthew Burke, Griffith University
  • Dr Helen Norrie, University of Tasmania
  • MC: Professor Richard Eccleston, Institute for the Study of Social Change

Public Forum  Hobart  Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie Street, Hobart

UTAS Graduates as Agents of Change: Reducing the Gender Pay Gap

Discuss the findings of a research project on how to prepare university graduates to be agents of change on the gender pay gap with political and community leaders.


  • MC: Angela Ross, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Jacquie Petrusma MP, Minister for Women and Minister for Human Services
  • Rebecca White MP, Shadow Minister for Health & Preventative Care, Mental Health and Primary Industries and Water
  • Cassy O’Connor MP, Leader of the Tasmanian Greens
  • Heidi La Paglia, Women's Officer, National Union of Student
  • Dr Vicki Gardiner, Engineers Australia

Public Forum  Hobart  Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus


The GetUp! Effect: Movement Mobilisation and Australian Electoral Politics

With the election now behind us, what role GetUp! - and other third party campaigners - have played and will continue to play in Australian politics is a question worthy of further analysis. Come along and hear our panel discuss these important issues.


  • Paul Oosting, GetUp!
  • Dr Glenn Kefford, University of Tasmania
  • Dr Hannah Murphy-Gregory, University of Tasmania

Public Forum  Hobart  Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

2016 Menzies Debate - The Stem Cell Revolution: More hype than hope?

A panel of six experts from research and practice put forward arguments for and against the potential of stem cell science.


  • Associate Professor Tracey Dickson, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
  • Dr Kaylen Young, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
  • Associate Professor Alex Hewitt, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
  • Dr Joy Rathjen, University of Tasmania
  • Associate Professor Megan Munsie, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Dominic Row, Macquarie University

Public Forum  Hobart  Medical Science Precinct, Corner of Campbell and Liverpool Streets, Hobart

The Power of Parks - Launceston

Celebrating the Centenary of Tasmanian Parks, ​join us for a look at the benefits of national parks to conservation, the economy, community health and the Tasmanian identity.


  • Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, Head of Discipline for Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania
  • Saul Eslake, internationally acclaimed economist and social commentator

Public Forum  Launceston  Lecture Theatre 5, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, Newnham Campus

Performing Reconciliation: Living in the shadow of violence

At the launch of this new book, join a panel of expert to discuss how reconciliation can occur in the face of past and ongoing violence in settler societies.


  • Professor Brigid Heywood, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Tasmania
  • Professor Maggie Walter, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Aboriginal Research and Leadership)
  • Associate Professor Penny Edmonds, ARC Future Fellow
  • Dr Julie Gough, Indigenous artist, writer and curator
  • Professor Henry Reynolds, Renowned historian and 2015 Tasmanian Senior Australian of the Year
  • Associate Professor Katrina Schlunke, Editor of Cultural Studies Review

Public Forum  Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

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