I am just back from going to the AMSI workshop on `Connecting finite and infinite mathematics through symmetry‘ held at the University of Wollongong. The workshop was essentially an Australian group theory conference and was a great opportunity to hear what people in Australia were working on in the area. Unlike the annual combinatorics conference held in Australasia there is no regular gathering of the group theorists apart from at the annual meeting of the Australian Maths Society. It would definitely be good to have more regular meetings of a group theoretic flavour in the country.
The workshop was a great success with very good talks covering a wide variety of group theory. The areas covered ranged from computational group theory to totally disconnected locally compact groups and from geometric group theory to the graph isomorphism problem, with lots in between.
I gave a talk on my work on 3/2-transitive permutation groups. It mainly focussed on the work I have done in the finite case with various coauthors but in keeping with the theme of the workshop also included a few thoughts on the infinite case.