||Issue No. 203||14 November 2003|
Beyond the Workplace
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
Perils Of Pauline
Put A PM On The Barbie
Tom Holds Water
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.
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
Trade union futures - Sydney symposium
Thursday 27 November, 2:00 to 5:00pm Darlington Centre
A symposium to examine contemporary problems faced by the trade union movement and to discuss a number of key questions about future directions: Partnership or organising; What future for the factions; What of the link with Labor; What visions are there for regulating wages and work; How do unions speak to and for new constituencies.
· Greg Combet, Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions
· John Robertson, Secretary, NSW Labor Council
· Kristyn Thomson, Secretary, NSW Branch, Australian Services Union
Convenors: Dr Rae Cooper & Dr Bradon Ellem
To register for this free symposium please complete the following and
return to Vera Differding by email([email protected]) or
fax (02 9351 4729) or go to
www.go-direct.com.au/usyd/freesymposia.htm and download the faxback.
Australian Writers' Muster Update
Less than a month to go until The Australian Writers' Muster in Sydney on
Check out the latest additions to our illustrious list of speakers and
SUE WOOLFE author of the enthusiastically reviewed "The Secret Cure" (and
previously "Leaning Towards Infinity") is joining PETER GOLDSWORTHY on the
Arts & Science = Great Leaps of the Imagination panel.
TONY McNAMARA playwright ("The Virgin Mim", "The Unlikely Prospect of
Happiness" which is in the 2004 STC Season) and screenwriter ("The Rage in
Placid Lake") is taking the Playwrights' Master class and is a panelist on
the Global/Local discussion.
TIM PYE Deputy Commissioning Editor ABC TV Drama 1999-2001, Executive
Producer "Changi" and whose credits include "White Collar Blue", "Water
Rats", "Wildside", "Seachange" to name a few and winner of a handful of AFI,
AWGIE and LOGIE awards joins the Pushing the Envelope panel.
Actor AARON PEDERSEN (Water Rats, Wildside, Floodhouse) who has played an
active role in pushing writers and producers to create story-lines that more
accurately reflect our times (especially issues of urban aborigines) also
joins the Pushing the Envelope panel.
Due to the length of the film 'MASTER AND COMMANDER - The Far Side of the
World' this session will now start at 6.30pm which means the previous
session 'Billy Sind - a Week on West Wing' will now start 30 minutes earlier
at 4.30pm Saturday, 6 December.
There are a number of really terrific writers still to be confirmed in the
next few days, so WATCH THIS SPACE!
AND DON'T FORGET TO KEEP CHECKING THE WEB-SITE: MUSTER PROGRAM UPDATED
To register go to www.awg.com.au to download a brochure or call us at the national office on (02) 9281 1554.
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
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
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