||Issue No. 184||27 June 2003|
To the Victors The Spoils
History: Nest of Traitors
Interview: A Nation of Hope
Unions: National Focus
Safety: The Shocking Truth
Tribute: A Comrade Departed
History: Working Bees
Education: The Big Picture
International: Static Labour
Economics: Budget And Fudge It
Technology: Google and Campaigning
Review: Secretary With A Difference
Poetry: The Minimale
Satire: Howard Calls for Senate to be Replaced by Clap-O-Meter
The Locker Room
The Story in General
Thinking of America
Evatt Foundation Breakfast Seminar
Australia's retreat from egalitarianism
Australia is in the throes of a major re-evaluation of its egalitarian values. Australians are steadily turning their backs on many of the social norms they once considered untouchable. In his new book, Where To From
Here? Australian Equalitarianism Under Threat (Allen & Unwin), Fred Argy considers the disturbing changes, which have led to less genuine equality of opportunity than a quarter of a century ago. Yet Australia has never
been wealthier. To discuss the issues raised by Where To From Here?Australian Equalitarianism Under Threat, the Evatt Foundation proudly presents three distinguished Australian economists:
Professor Frank Stilwell (chair)
Frank Stilwell is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, the editor of the Journal of Australian Political Economy, and a member of the Evatt Foundation's Executive Committee. His most recent book
is Changing Track: A New Political Direction for Australia (Pluto Press:2000).
Fred Argy has advised Australian governments from Menzies to Keating, has been awarded an OBE and AM for his services to economic planning, and is the author of Australia at the Crossroads: Radical Free Market or a Progressive Liberalism? (Allen & Unwin: 1998).
Professor Hugh Stretton
Hugh Stretton is one of Australia's most gifted and influential public intellectuals. Historian, economist and thinker, his major books include The Political Sciences: General Principles of Selection in Social Science
and History (1969), Ideas for Australian Cities (1970), Capitalism, Socialism and the Environment (1976), and Economics: A New Introduction
(UNSW Press: 1999).
When: Tuesday 8 July 2003
Where: Macquarie Room, Quality Hotel (formerly the Southern Cross Hotel), Cnr Goulburn and Elizabeth Streets Sydney, opposite the Goulburn Street Parking Station, and a short stroll from both Central and Museum railway stations.
Cost: $14 (includes breakfast)
Timing: Breakfast will be served from 7.30 am, the seminar will commencepromptly at 8.00 am and finish on the dot of 9.00 am.
Bookings: Please RSVP to the Evatt Foundation by: Mail: Evatt Foundation, University of NSW, Sydney, NSW, 2052; Telephone: 9385 2966; Fax: 9385 2967;
or Email: [email protected]
For more information, visit the Evatt Foundation's website:
Dr Christopher Sheil
Senior Research fellow
School of History
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia, NSW, 2052
Phone: (02) 9385 9252; 0419 43 6052 (m)
Email: [email protected]
Tues June 24 12.30 pm Prime Minister's Office
70 Phillip St Sydney
Whilst Morgan Tsvangirai is released on bail, Tsvangirai still faces charges and 800 striking workers remain in prison.Rally will call on the Aust gov for action to get
negotiations started for free and fair elections,
and transition to democracy in Zimbabwe.
Bring red cards, whistles and placards.
Organised by Zimbabwe Information Centre Inc, PO
Box K824, Haymarket NSW 1240 Ph Meredith Burgmann
9230 2300, Peter 0418 312 301
This Saturday at 6pm on 94.5 FM, FBi tests out the strength of its transmitter signal all over Sydney.....
If you're up for it, come along to the FBi studio's, at 6pm to be there when then ON switch is flicked. Not too much pomp. Not too much ceremony - just the sound of popping corks & coldies*.... and a cracking new radio signal.
If not - hold your own ceremony at home with your mates. Drink. Toast.
After we switch the signal on at the studios** - we'll be heading to the ALEXANDRIA HOTEL (2 blocks away) - which is on the corner of Henderson Rd and Garden St - at the bottom of Australian Technology Park to listen to the test broadcast for a couple of hours.
The pub is kid-friendly - so please bring the family along. It's one ofthose affairs.
Saturday - 6pm - it's ON!
for World Democracy
At the invitation of Oxfam Community Aid Abroad,
a talk by
The Age of Consent
The Manifesto for a New World Order
The existing global system is in trouble. Global institutions such as the WTO and World Bank are undemocratic and unaccountable. Increased prosperity for some goes hand in hand with increased poverty for others.
The UN has been bypassed by the war with Iraq. Everywhere, people are asking what comes next. There has never been a better moment
to call for a democratic revolution.
"If 'No Logo' tells us what's wrong.
'The Age of Consent' shows us how to put it right."
Fiercely controversial and yet utterly persuasive, what Monbiot offers is a truly global perspective. He outlines a sense of history, a defence of democracy, and an understanding of power and how it might be captured from those unfit to retain it. Our task is not to overthrow globalisation but to capture it and to use it as a vehicle for humanity's first global democratic revolution.
George Monbiot has held visiting fellowships or professorships at Green College, Oxford and the Universities of Bristol, Keele and East London, in (respectively) environmental policy, philosophy, politics and environmental science. He is currently visiting professor of planning at Oxford Brookes.
In 1995 Nelson Mandela presented him with a United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement. He has also won a Lloyds National Screenwriting Prize, a Sony Award for radio production, the Sir Peter Kent Award and the OneWorld National Press Award. His other books include Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed, No Man's Land and Captive State.
He is a columnist for the Guardian.
This event is co-sponsored by
Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, Gleebooks & The Adelaide Festival of Ideas
Tuesday 15th July, 6:30pm sharp
Venue: The Valhalla - 166 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
$8/$5 conc & gleeclub RSVP Tel: 9660 2333 or email [email protected]
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