GRA Events

Save the dates - GRA conferences 2018

GRA has historically offered experiential events, mini conferences (3-day non-residential conferences on a specific theme) and 6-day residential (Tavistock style) group relations conferences. The plans for 2018 currently include two conferences: 15-17 April a 3-day non-residential conference and a 6-day residential group relations conference 19-24 November. The...

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2017 Members’ Day Free to all members and associate members - Saturday 23rd September. A great opportunity to engage with other members, to design the future of GRA and to get more involved. Will include a brief AGM. Lunch, coffees and drinks after too.

Seeking Asylum Project

The Seeking Asylum Project ( SAP ) was developed to apply group-relations, socioanalytic, system psychodynamic skills and methods to the study of Australia’s response to asylum seeking in its many forms - from political refugees through to social and other forms of asylum seeking. The SAP aims to improve our shared understanding of the conscious and...

Launch of Socioanalysis Journal, Vol. 18, special Issue on “Seeking Asylum”

Group Relations Australia’s Seeking Asylum Project celebrated its achievements with a launch of Vol. 18 of Socioanalysis Journal. Guest speaker was Julian Burnside. Project co-ordinator Greg Cook and Special Issue editor Allan Shafer also spoke about the project.                      A usb flash drive containing...

A Podcast direct from the Tavistock Institute

Timed to coincide with the GRA Socioanalysis Special Issue on Seeking Asylum, the Tavistock held a talk by David Lawlor & Mannie Sher on their journal paper: "The use of detention as a defence against intolerable social ambivalence towards asylum-seekers". GRA is grateful that the Tavistock has made a podcast of that talk available to all GRA members. Log in as...