Darwin to host the 2018 Australian Population Association conference!

Fresh from analysing newly released 2016 Census data, population experts, practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students will gather in Darwin on 18-20 July 2018 for the Australian Population Association’s 19th biennial conference. Along with stimulating content and great networking opportunities, delegates will enjoy Darwin’s perfect dry season weather, its warm and laid-back atmosphere and some ‘only locals know’ highlights.

Andrew Taylor, Senior Research Fellow at the Northern Institute (Charles Darwin University) is leading the organisation and says, “July is the perfect time to be in northern Australia discussing population trends and deliberating on the latest population research and issues. With support from the Northern Territory Department of Treasury and Finance, the conference will be fantastic value for money for attendees, will include contemporary and insightful themes and will be a great experience of the Top End.”  He encourages anyone interested in population related issues to pencil 18-20 July and stand by for more information on the Australian Population Association’s website (https://www.apa.org.au) or by following the demographyNorth blog.

See you up North in 2018!

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Australian Population Webinar Series

12 November - 4 December 2020

 

It was with great sadness that the Australian Population Association Conference 2020 had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In place of the conference, the APA and the Australian National University joined together to create the Australian Population Webinar Series.

 

The series of eight sessions was run over four weeks beginning Thursday 12 November 2020 and concluding on Friday 4 December 2020. Virtual seminars were delivered on Thursdays and Fridays during the period featuring distinguished and emerging speakers on some of the most important demographic and population-related issues in Australia and the world today.

 

The event was free and open to the public. Sessions were recorded with the permission of presenters and facilitators. Recordings have been placed on the APA YouTube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNuLRmMR3WTqUPkihPB44Q/featured

 

The Series was a great success. An enormous thank you to all of our presenters and facilitators, the organising committee led by Edith Gray and Anna Reimondos, as well as everyone who attended the sessions.

 

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The plenary session was held on 12 November 2020, featuring Distinguished Professor Maggie Walter of the University of Tasmania. Professor Walter presents a very compelling and important case for better and more holistic data on Australia's First Nations people and the need for greater sovereignty in the hands of Indigenous peoples over the data that are used to define and characterise them.

A recording of the webinar can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNq8zayD7ns

 

 

 

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Demographer and author, Andrew Howe hosted an engaging and highly entertaining Q&A session with the authors of three recently published books on population issues, Dr Helen Moyle, Associate Professor Leah Ruppanner and Dr Liz Allen.

This webinar was held on 19 November 2020. A recording can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzGeUxAJsZk&t=7s

 

 

 

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Dr Tom Wilson, Associate Professor Lyons and Dr Jaimie Veale joined facilitator Associate Professor Brian Houle in a fascinating session on how data on gender and sexually diverse populations is and should be collected and analysed. Presenters showcased some of the latest innovations in the collection of data and the estimation and projection of populations in sensitive and robust ways that best reflect the diversity of who people are and how they identify.

This webinar was held on 20 November 2020. A recording can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08QaAFIpyqI

 

 

 

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COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the global population. While Australia has so far avoided the very worst consequences, the pandemic is expected to have lasting effects on the population through its influence on births, deaths and internal and international migration. In this webinar, Dr Tanuja Doss, Professor Peter McDonald, Dr Elin Charles-Edwards, Professor James Raymer and Jennifer Lang discuss and present the latest evidence and thinking on the impacts of each of these.  

This webinar was held on Thursday 26 November 2020. A recording can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4RR9m_vVG8

 

 

 

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Demographic data is critical to the conduct of State and Territory Government functions and essential to the delivery and planning of services in everything from healthcare, education and community services to housing and economic development. Join Dr Kim Johnstone, Dr Angelique Parr, David Christmas, Glen Heyen, David Sykes and Rodney Mccomiskie as they discuss the what, how and what next in terms of high quality population data to support government decision making.  

This webinar was held at 1.30pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time), Friday 27 November 2020. A recording is available at the APA's YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNuLRmMR3WTqUPkihPB44Q/featured

 

 

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The first of two sessions devoted to showcasing the work of emerging demographers and population researchers. In an innovative format, seven handpicked PhD candidates had five minutes to present on their extraordinarily fascinating research topics. The floor was then be opened up to a Q&A session with an opportunity for audience members to probe and digger deeper into the presenters' research.

This webinar was be held at 1.30pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time), Thursday 3 December 2020.  A recording of this event has been placed on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNuLRmMR3WTqUPkihPB44Q/featured

 
 
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The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest seismic geopolitical event that is having and will continue to have profound impacts on migration and mobility around the world. Join Dr Marie McAuliffe from the International Organisation for Migration as she unpicks the latest evidence on the extent of mobility restrictions globally, their possible long term socioeconomic impacts and the emerging priorities for data and research.

Unfortunately, this webinar has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it for the very near future. More information to come.

 

 

 

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The second of two sessions devoted to showcasing the work of emerging demographers and population researchers. In an innovative format, five handpicked PhD candidates will have five minutes to present on their extraordinarily fascinating research topics. The floor will then be opened up to a Q&A session with an opportunity for audience members to probe and digger deeper into the presenters' research.

This webinar will be held at 10.30am (Australian Eastern Daylight Time), Friday 4 December 2020. A recording of this event has been placed on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNuLRmMR3WTqUPkihPB44Q/featured

 

 

 

 
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COVID-19 has had such a profound impact that has fundamentally transformed what data is collected and what questions we ask of data across almost all domains of society. While the impacts on demographic and population data are still emerging, COVID-19 looks set to have far-reaching and lasting impacts on births, deaths and migration, as well as key social and economic indicators that help to define who we are and how we are responding to the crisis. Join Australian Statistician, Dr David Gruen as he pores through these issues in a very special session to close the 2020 Australian Population Webinar Series.

This webinar was be held at 1.30pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time), Friday 4 December 2020. A recording of this event has been placed on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNuLRmMR3WTqUPkihPB44Q/featured

 

 

 

 

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