||Issue No. 199||10 October 2003|
Interview: No Ifs, No Butts
Unions: National Focus
Industrial: Fools Gold
Bad Boss: Bones of Contention
History: The Gong Show
Politics: The Hawke Legacy
International: Sick Nation
Economics: Closed Minds
Review: Mixing Pop and Politics
Poetry: One Size Fits All
The Locker Room
An Honest Job
Letter From America
REPORT BACK ON WTO MEETING
Whither the WTO after Cancun?
Reports from community organisations on the World Trade Organisation meeting in Cancun
When: Tuesday October, 14th 5.30pm
Where: Room 814 Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney
Chair: Andrea Durbach, Director, Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Speakers: Geoff Atkinson, Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, reporting back for Andrew Hewitt, Executive Director, Dr Patricia Ranald, Principal Policy Officer, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, and Convenor, Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET)
ME NAM : Rivers photo exhibition
2003 international Year of Fresh Water
ME NAM : Rivers is an exciting photography exhibition to celebrate waterways and communities activism to protect them, in Australia and in the Asia Pacific Region.
Through the immediacy and realism of some of Australasia's most renowned artists and the fresh photography of environmental and human rights activists, ME NAM : Rivers provides an intimate glimpse of life evolving around rivers, while leading the viewer into a journey that explores political and corporate efforts to commodify and control our water resources.
ME NAM : Rivers, to be held at NSW Parliament House in October, will be opened by former lead singer of Midnight Oil and renowned environmental activist Peter Garrett.
Artists include: Paul Blackmore, Gordon Undy, Peter Solness, Ruby Davies, Vince Lovecchio, Maylei Hunt Guerra, Japan's Yoshiaki Murayama and Taiwan's Hong Tien-Jun.
Inspirational and at times confronting, ME NAM : Rivers will leave you with a desire for action, environmental righteousness, and understanding of the politics and controversy behind the world's fresh water crisis.
PUBLIC LAUNCH: host speaker Peter Garrett, President of the Australian Conservation Foundation
WHERE: NSW Parliament House, Jubilee Room, Macquarie St, Sydney
WHEN: Tuesday, October 14 - 2003
TIME: 7.00 pm
Exhibition will run October 7 - 17, 2003. Weekdays 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Refugee fundraiser film screening: "Mollie & Mubarak"
A fundraiser to support Mahboba Rawi, the Sydney based founder of
Mahboba's Promise, a charitable organisation that raises money to
support orphans and widows living in refugee camps in Afghanistan.
Friday 17th October
7:30pm for 8:00pm start
Pacific Highway, Gordon
(1 minute walk from Gordon Station)
$15 full / $10 concession
A documentary by Tom Zubrycki about Afghan temporary protection visa
holders working at the abattoir at Young in regional NSW. It's a moving,
personal insight into the effects of Australia's cruel refugee and
asylum seeker policies. After the film, Tom Zubrycki will speak about
his experience making the film, followed by a light supper. Please come
along to see a terrific film and support Mahboba Rawi in her work with
Afghan widows and orphans.
Contact: Susie Gemmell 9943 6222, or [email protected]
WE'RE BEING BUSHWACKED: Give George the Welcome he Deserves - Sun Oct 19, national day of ridicule.
Muster at Prince Alfred Park (walk south from Central down Chalmers St)
Sunday 19th October, 2-4pm
Comics, music, world's first protest "line dance. Creative Ridicule competition - rewards for best placard and best display. Costume competition, come as the best red-necked Texan!
Organised by the Sydney Peace and Justice Coalition, more info call Hannah 0418 668 098, [email protected]
Is your organisation involved in merchandising? Do You Buy clothing to sell with your message? Do You Know if the workers making those clothes are receiving their legal wages? If you want to Be Sure that the clothing you sell is being made for fair wages, under fair conditions then this is the training for you.
Fair Wear is providing a free training day on how to get your clothing supplier accredited to the Homeworkers Code of Practice. This code was developed by the Textile/Clothing Union together with representatives of the retail and manufacturing industries. The code is a self regulatory system that monitors the production chain from retailer to outworker to ensure legal wages and conditions. Some outworkers have been paid their Award entitlements for the first time as a result of the accreditation process.
Once accredited, suppliers can display the No Sweatshop label: a sign of sweatshop free production. As organisations you have the power to demand companies you source from commit to sweatshop free conditions, and through demanding accreditation you can be directly involved in improving the conditions of outworkers in the Australian clothing industry.
Fair Wear is calling on all NGO‚s, charitable organisations and community groups to get behind the No Sweatshop Label and get their suppliers of T-shirts, windcheaters or any other garments, accredited to the Homeworkers Code of Practice.
Labor Council 377-383 Sussex St Sydney.
Executive Board Room, Lvl 9
Wednesday 5th November. 9am - 12.30
ph: 9380 9091
fax: 9380 8159
mob: 0403 128 013
SPREADING THE MESSAGE OF WORKERS RIGHTS
Bankstown City Radio is seeking to establish a weekly program to be produced and presented by NSW workers and unionists that addresses issues and concerns surrounding workers rights.
Such a program would provide an opportunity to examine work and industrial issues from the perspective of those who know this area best - working people and our unions.
It will allow workers to have a say about current disputes, government proposals and industry attacks and most importantly educate the wider community about workers rights.
We are looking for volunteer producers and presenters with a solid background in workers rights who could spearhead this exciting new broadcasting project.
Good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
Sound program and editorial judgement
Knowledge and experience of work and industrial issues and NSW unions
Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
Commitment to contributing to the program on a weekly basis
Ability to operate broadcasting equipment
Understanding of media law requirements
For more information contact
Mary Ellen Hall, Station Manager, on 9771 2846 during office hours or email: [email protected]
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