||Issue No. 195||12 September 2003|
Coalition of the Swilling
Interview: Crowded Lives
Activists: Life With Brian
Industrial: National Focus
Unions: If These Walls Could Talk
Economics: Beating the Bastards
Media: Three Corners
History: The Brisbane Line
Trade: The Dumping Problem
Review: Frankie's Way
The Locker Room
Everybody's getting ready for the Union Aid Abroad
APHEDA Spring Feast
Wednesday October 1
6.30 for 7pm
Marigold Restaurant 5th Floor , 683 George Street Sydney
$50 each or $450 per table of ten
For bookings please contact Sally on 02 9264 9343 [email protected]
Debbie Spillane is MC and there will be live music, raffles with fabulous prizes, a seven-course banquet, an auction, wine, lucky door prizes, games & free parking!
The night will be a testimonial dinner for Tas Bull with proceeds to the Cuban Children's Fund and Union Aid Abroad APHEDA
Friends of the ABC
Concert and Picnic in the Park to support the ABC
Sunday 14 Sept
The Domain - Crescent Precinct
(on the southern side of the Art Gallery)
Meet ABC personalities, film and TV performers & enjoy school chairs and performers; leading Acapella singers, and picnic on the lawn
It's also a CALL TO ACTION!
Once again the ABC is under siege, the target of a hostile Federal Government.
The ABC is obliged to shed programs. The Government's impact costs the community Behind the News and erodes the ABC's educational stream of programs; youth and children bear the brunt of the cuts; current affairs programs are trimmed; other programs suffer or disappear ... and the Minister, Senator Alston, is at war with the corporation.
IT'S TIME TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD
JOIN THE RALLY AND THE DAY
Sponsored also by -
Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance, Public Schools Principals Forum, NSW Teachers' Federation, Federation of P&C Associations and NSW Primary
FABC NSW Web site http://www.fabcnsw.org.au
From A Just Australia
Former Australian cricket captain Ian Chappell's activism on the issue of refugees and asylum seekers was triggered by his anger over the Tampa crisis in August 2001. Ian's involvement with A Just Australia and the refugee cause was the subject of a recent episode of Australian Story broadcast on July 14th.
Following on from this television program Ian Chappell will be joined by award winning author Hanifa Deen, and Howard Glenn, National Director of A Just Australia at a public meeting to be held on the 18th September at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta. This forum will provide the opportunity for members of the public to meet and discuss with Ian and the other speakers the issues arising from current policies towards refugees and asylum seekers.
Please join us and bring along your friends and family for a stimulating evening of discussion and entertainment. The evening is free, but we will be seeking a donation and explaining how to support our work on a long-term basis.
The details of the evening are as follows:
18th September 2003, 7.30-9.00pm Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, cnr Church and Market St.
and special guests
If you require any further information contact [email protected] or 02 9310 3900.
FAIR TRADE TO A PEACEFUL WORLD How the WTO undermines peace
A public meeting making the connection between unjust trade and war
Saturday, 13th September, 2003
Pitt St Uniting Church, 264 Pitt St, Sydney
Chaired by Elizabeth Evatt AC
Speakers: Father Brian Gore, Jubilee - Developing country debt and unfair trade: a peace issue
Sally McManus, Australian Services Union - Workers, trade and peace
Rev, Dr Ann Wansbrough, Uniting Care - Trade in services and peace
Cr Gillian Deakin, Medical Association for the Prevention of War - Peace means fair access to medicines
Then 1.00pm assemble on Town Hall steps for a short public statement.
Admission by donation
For more information contact Louise Southalan at AFTINET on (02)9299 7833 or email: [email protected]
FIESTA FOR FREEDOM
Saturday 13th September. Rally at 2.00pm, Town Hall steps, Sydney. Bring pots and pans, puppets, banners and costumes for Mexican "Day of the Dead' inspired march
FUNDRAISER FOR IRAQ
Home Bar Cockle Bay is holding a fundraising event for Iraq. Money raised will be used for continuing relief operations as well as providing clean water, sanitation and food to Iraqi people in need.,
Where: Home Bar, Cockle Bay (right next to Imax Theatre)
When: Sunday 7th September, 2003
Time: 7.00pm til late
Donation at the door.
NEW Melbourne On Screen
A celebration of Melbourne writers, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Australian Writers' Guild.
September 15 - 19 Australian Centre for the Moving Image Federation Square
Remember when Grace Sullivan was killed? When Scott and Charlene walked down the aisle? When Mrs H was sacked from Channel 12? When Lizzie died in the Wentworth Detention Centre? When Tommy Carson was shot dead?
Homicide, Stingers, The Games, Fast Forward, The Sullivans, Halifax fp, And The Big Men Fly, Phoenix, The Box, The Secret Life Of Us, Moving Out, Death In Brunswick, Spotswood, Prisoner, Music Jamboree and Kath and Kim.
These are just a few of the productions that were born in Melbourne. It's a retrospective look at the enormous impact Melbourne writers have had on the industry, a trip down memory lane, looking at the productions that were conceived and produced in Melbourne.
The event includes FREE public screenings of classic Melbourne film and television productions in the form of:
Lunchtime Screenings - Daytime TV for Melbourne Workers.
Each session will be feature a discussion with the program's writer.
After Work - Acclaimed Melbourne Writers (Everett de Roche and Jan Sardi) and their work under the spotlight.
September 15 - 19 Australian Centre for the Moving Image Federation Square
Daytime TV 12 - 2pm Monday to Friday
After Work 7 - 10pm Monday and Wednesday
Free admission. Information and session details: 03 8663 2200 www.acmi .
breakfast briefing - fixed term contracts or ongoing employment? choices and pitfalls
Presented by ACIRRT, University of Sydney and law firm Cutler Hughes & Harris
These briefings aim to give participants a focussed and detailed analysis of latest trends combined with an assessment of the current legal issues relating to topics.
Date: Thursday 2 October 2003
Time: 8.30 - 11.00am
Venue: Quality Hotel SC Sydney (formerly the Southern Cross Hotel), cnr Castlereagh & Goulburn Streets, Sydney
Cost: $155 inc gst, continental breakfast and notes
Alternatives to the traditional model of the permanent or ongoing employee have become increasingly popular over recent years. Casual employment has been growing, but so has the use of fixed-term contracts. However, the number of fixed-term employees in Australia remains relatively low by some international standards. This situation may change dramatically if proposed limitations on casual employment proceed. This briefing is designed to explore issues including:
What will happen if restrictions on casual employment are introduced?
What are the pros and cons of various forms of employment, permanent, casual and fixed term?
What are the key legal issues with fixed term contracts?
What do workers think?
Why is the fixed term contract model of employment most popular and why?
What are the legal remedies for employees dismissed during the course of a fixed term contract?
Cross Media Laws
Is a Free Press under threat? Packer and Murdoch a threat to democracy? Does The ABC have a future?
All these questions will be discussed on Sunday the 21st of September at 2pm at the Tudor Hotel Redfern St. Redfern
The panel will be Margo Kingston Sydney Morning Herald, Peter Manning former head of ABC news and current affairs and channel 7 witness program now an adjunct professor of media studies at UTS. A spokesperson from friends of the ABC has been approached.
South Sydney speaks - A series of community forum on issues of
Sunday the 19th of October
Tudor Hotel Redfern St Redfern at 2pm
Ethics values and integrity and principals 3 areas in public life that some say have very little are Politics, Business community and the Church community
3 guest speakers
Bill Moss - Macquarie Bank
President of the nsw upper house Meridith Burgman
And the Rev Bill Crews Uniting Church
Chair Alex Mitchell Sun Herald Journalist
Australia's Pacific Solution
In conjunction with ChilOut, the NSW Nurses' Association is proud to host a free screening of this important documentary.
What drove well-known Melbourne artist, Kate Durham, to Nauru in June 2002 in the company of an English journalist and an illicit video camera? Find out on Wednesday 1st October, when the NSW Nurses' Association hosts a free screening of the end product, the (never screened on Australian TV) BBC documentary, "Australia's Pacific Solution." At 43 Australia Street, Camperdown
Kate, the founder of Spare Rooms for Refugees, will give an address on the conditions in which she found asylum seekers detained on Nauru. 1,228 asylum seekers were originally ensconced there, many transferred after the infamous Tampa episode 2 years ago. Now their numbers are down to 400. They include 5 unaccompanied minors, and 9 women and 14 children whose husbands or fathers are living in Australia on Temporary Protection Visas. These women and children have to prove their own case for asylum. They are not automatically allowed to be reunited with their menfolk. Instead, they are languishing at a cost of millions of our taxpayers dollars in camps on Nauru where conditions are hard and mental health problems rife.
Kate, together with her well-known barrister and human rights advocate, Julian Burnside, will field questions before the 45-minute film is screened.
This event is being hosted in conjunction with ChilOut, Children Out of Detention, a mums and dads and caring citizens' group which has been campaigning for the release of Children -and their families - from immigration detention. ChilOut came into being in August two years ago after the screening of a 4 Corners Program on the psychological breakdown of 6-year-old, Shayan Badrai, then detained in Villawood. They are aghast that two years later children, including ones with mental and physical disabilities, are still treated in this way.
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