Starting Early

On June 20, I’m speaking at an event at Melbourne Business School on early childhood intervention, along with Frank Oberklaid, Sue Richardson, and Ross Homel. Details over the fold.

STARTING EARLY: Should we be investing more in early childhood?
hosted by Melbourne Business School, Centre for Business and Public Policy
Royal Children’s Hospital, Centre for Community Child Health

You are invited to join us for an interactive panel seminar to hear four leading specialists in economics, childhood research and criminology address key questions for public policy in early childhood development.
The panel will canvass issues such as:
• How can public policy be best directed to encourage optimal outcomes in early childhood development?
• Should compulsory schooling be extended to 3-5 year olds?
• Where are the likely social and economic returns for higher public investment in early childhood development ? 

Panel Members:
Professor Sue Richardson
National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS)
Flinders University
Professor Frank Oberklaid
Centre for Community Child Health
Royal Children’s Hospital
Dr Andrew Leigh
Economics Program Research School of Social Sciences
Australian National University

Professor Ross Homel
Foundation Professor of
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Griffith University
Event Details:
5.30pm to 7.30pm
Coles Theatre
Melbourne Business School
200 Leicester St Carlton Vic 3101
Cost is $25. Registration is essential.
For further information on this event and to register please visit Please note places are limited.

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