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2012 Migration Update Conference
Migration and Social Transformation
The migration of people from their home countries to Australia has shaped and transformed our society. Whether it be sharing cultural philosophy, setting up business, revealing unique cultural secrets about food or traditional medicines, the presence of migrants and refugees in Australian society strongly contributes to its ongoing social transformation.
The 2012 Migration Update Conference explores these influences on our communities. Join us to hear from global migration experts Professor Graeme Hugo AO from The University of Adelaide, Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne from The University of Melbourne, Professor Richard Bedford from The University of Waikato in New Zealand and new addition to the program, Dr Alexandre Kalache, former chief of the Ageing and Life Course Programme World Health Organization.
The 2012 Migration Update Conference aims to inform researchers, policy makers, service providers and the broader community on current research in local refugee and migration matters. The official programme will be released soon.
The conference is an initiative of the Don Dunstan Foundation in collaboration with The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia and supported by the Government of South Australia. Following success in its inaugural year in 2011 the conference has been established as an annual event.
Date: Friday 12 October, 2012
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide
Tickets: $70 general, $25 concession/DDF subscriber