||Issue No. 204||21 November 2003|
Holes in the Net
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
Public Transport A Bit Rich
Joel Exner Fundraiser
A fundraiser is being held this Sunday, November 23 for the family of Joel Exner -the 16 year old who died last month from a fall on his 3rd day working construction in Western Sydney
The fundraiser runs from 4pm Sunday arvo at the Gaelic Club (just near central) and features some great bands (five in all!) all for just $10
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 Christmas drinks
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