||Issue No. 202||10 November 2003|
Governing the Corporates
Interview: Union for the Dispossessed
Unions: Joel's Law
National Focus: Spring Carnival
Bad Boss: Fina and Fiends
Industrial: The Price of War
Economics: Who's Got What
History: Containing Discontent
Review: An Honourable Wally
Poetry: The Colours of Discontent
Support Indonesian Workers
Please take 2 minutes to support young women and men who have been unfairly fired from the PT Busana factory in Indonesia by going to this web-page - http://www.cleanclothes.org/urgent/03-10-23.php - and adding your name to the petition there.
The factory has dismissed 166 people, and is in the process of dismissing a further 8, for their participation in a four-day strike in July this year.
The workers went on strike because they are subjected to verbal intimidation and sexual harassment, are frequently paid less than the
Indonesian minimum wage and because they work in a dangerous environment where serious accidents are commonplace. PT Busana makes sportswear for US and European brands, including: Bear USA, Le Coq Sportif, Head and Lotto.
Your support will make a difference.
Paying for Private Profit seminar
Evatt Breakfast Seminar - November 11
Location: 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
Time: Breakfast will be served from 7.30 am, the seminar will commence at
8.00am & finish at 9am precisely.
Cost: $14 (includes breakfast)
RSVP Evatt Foundation: [email protected]
19th Annual AFS Remembrance Day Dinner
ALP Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Kevin Rudd joins a long and illustrious line of AFS Remembrance Day Dinner Guests of Honour that has included Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, Kim Beazley and Simon Crean, with a timely address on 'The Dismissal of the Howard Government: A five-step plan to winning the next election'. 6:30 for 7pm on Friday, 7 November, at the Hotel Ibis,15-21 Therry Street Melbourne,. Cost: AFS Members $35, Non-Members $40, Concession (Students and Low Income) $30. Tables seat eight or ten. Drinks at Bar Prices. Reservations Essential - phone/fax 9553 8442 pr e-mail
NSW Labor Film Night - 'The Contender'
A presidential political thriller. After the Vice-President dies in office, the President decides it's time for a woman to take the job. Senator Laine Hanson gets the nod, but Republican leaks and disinformation threaten to derail her campaign.
'The Contender' (rated M) stars Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen and Gary Oldman.
Come and enjoy this Oscar nominated film & then enjoy some refreshments with other Party members.
6:00pm for 6:30pm start on Tuesday 11 November
Theatrette, State Parliament, Macquarie Street, Sydney
$20 / $15 concession (bookings essential)
Light refreshments will be served after the movie.
For more information please contact Paul Sekhon on (02) 9207 2000 or email [email protected]
*You must be a Party member to make a booking
EASTERN SUBURBS REPUBLICAN FORUM LAWN BOWLS AFTERNOON
Date: Sunday 16th November, 2003
Location: Clovelly Bowling Club
Ocean St (cnr Boundary St) Clovelly
Cost: $30, including BBQ ($20 concession). Drinks at club prices
RSVP: Monday 10th November 2003
Further details: Rob Messiter on 9371 3494
Booking form at http://www.nsw.republic.org.au/downloads/flyer30102003.PDF
NSW WOMEN'S NETWORK LUNCH
A lunch and panel discussion with MC Lisa Forrest (Author, broadcaster,
Olympian) and a panel including Senator Marise Payne, the Sydney Institute's
Anne Henderson, Sarah Maddison from the Women's Electoral Lobby and the NSW
President of the National Union of Students, Anna York.
Date: Tuesday 18th November 2003
Time: 12.15 for 12:30pm
Venue: Silver Spring Restaurant
Address: Second Floor, Sydney Central Building, 191 Hay Street, Sydney
Cost: $45 / $30 concession (drinks to be purchased on the day)
RSVP: Wednesday 12th November 2003
Further details and booking form at
ARM CHRISTMAS DRINKS
With Special Guest Senator Natasha Stott Despoja, Australian Democrats'
Spokesperson on the Republic
Date: Friday 12 December 2003
Venue: The Glover Cottages
Address: 124 Kent Street Sydney
Tickets: $15 / $10 concession (finger food provided; drinks to be purchased
RSVP: Friday 5 December 2003
Further details and booking form at
Trading Australia Away?
Anthony Albanese MP and Grayndler ALP presents "Trading Australia Away?" - a public forum to debate the important issues of free trade and globalisation.
7.30pm to 9pm Thursday 13th November, 2003
Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville,2204
Guest Speakers are Senator Stephen Conroy (Shadow Minister for Trade, Corporate Governance, Financial Services and Small Business), Pat Ranald
(Convenor AFTINET) and Doug Cameron (National Secretary AMWU).
Contact Shane McArdle on 02 9564 3588 or [email protected]
Australian Fabian Society (NSW Branch) and Gleebooks present
Crowded Lives - A New Agenda for Social Sustainability
Lindsay Tanner , Federal Labor Communications Spokesperson discusses his new book, Crowded Lives, which argues that relationships need to be at the center of government policy.
Dr Ariadne Vromen, Lecturer in Government,University of Sydney
discusses the family/work/public life pressures on people and the
changing political participation of young people.
Dr David McKnight, left activist and Lecturer in journalism, UTS,
discusses the conservation of the human in progressive politics.
Where: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
When : 6pm for 6.30pm, Monday 17th November
Concluding at 8pm
Entry Fee : $10/$5 Fabians and concession
To book phone Gleebooks on 96602333 or [email protected]
About Crowded Lives, published by Pluto Press
HEAR! Shadow Attorney General Robert McClelland MP on Howard's IR agenda
and Industrial law experts from Turner Freeman Solicitors on recent IR changes and what they mean
FREE! all welcome
Newcastle Trades Hall Council
406 King Street Newcastle West 2302
5 pm Thursday 20 November 2003
call 02 4929 1162 or email [email protected] to register or make enquires
Better Leaders For A Better World - International Youth Parliament 2004
Call for Applications
The International Youth Parliament is a dynamic global network of creative
young people working for social change - people turning ideas into action.
Run by and for young people it is a global network of the next generation
of social change leaders working to build a peaceful, sustainable and
equitable world. The second sitting of the International Youth Parliament,
IYP2004 will take place in Sydney, Australia from 5 to 12 July 2004. We ask
you to assist us find the right delegates. Applications close 15 January
Application form > www.iyp.oxfam.org
Delegates selected to attend IYP 2004 will receive a unique opportunity to
exchange their experiences and the strategies they employ to confront local
and universal challenges. They will leave with skills, networks,
inspiration and an international context to assist them with their
endeavours in their own organisations and countries.
The Parliament agenda will focus on twelve major areas; education,
HIV/AIDS, labor and employment; indigenous rights, migration, trafficking
and displacement, agriculture and sustainability, peace building, human
rights, health and clean water; youth culture, technology, and global
trading systems. Across these areas special attention will be paid to the
themes of diversity, equity, governance and basic social services.
We are seeking applications from people aged 18-25 who are passionate about
and have been actively involved in projects aiming at positive social
change in the above areas.
Please forward this message to other organisations and individuals you believe might be interested.
Please contact me if you need further information. I look forward to hearing from you.
International Youth Parliament 2004
Go smoke free - Act now for clear air in pubs and clubs
Sick of smoky pubs and clubs that makes you wheezy and red-eyed?
Research shows that 67% of people in NSW want to see smoking totally banned in pubs and clubs. That's why The Cancer Council NSW, the Asthma Association, the NSW Australian Medical Association, The Heart Foundation NSW, other health organisations and commercial businesses have chosen to get behind a new campaign to make pubs and clubs in NSW smoke free.
So, if you are serious about wanting to enjoy your night out without the smoke, register at www.cancercouncil.com.au/gosmokefree or on 1300 657 175 and find out how you can help make this a reality.
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