||Issue No. 225||18 June 2004|
No Place Like Home
Interview: The New Democrat
Bad Boss: The Ugly Australian
Unions: Free Spirits and Slaves
Industrial: National Focus
History: A Class Act
International: Across the Ditch
Economics: Home Truths
Review: No Time Like Tomorrow
Poetry: Silent Note
The Locker Room
Activists What’s On!
Shattering Silences report & Avant Burma postcard
Saturday 19 June 2004
Women of Burma Day
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi‚s birthday
12pm ˆ 3.30pm
University of New South Wales
Bio Med lecture theatre D
Biological Sciences building (accessed via Gate 9, High St.)
(For further information see map on www.beijingplus10.org www.beijingplus10.org Map ref.E27)
Held in conjunction with Women Taking Action Locally and Globally (Beijing plus10) & the Centre for Refugee Research, UNSW; Union Aid Abroad ˆ APHEDA; AIDWATCH.
Party Girls Chalk Up a Decade
Emily's List and ACTU Member Connect presents the 35% Celebration Show!
It has been 10 years since the ALP National Conference at which a rule change was introduced which required that by the year 2002 a minimum of 35% of ALP candidates for winnable seats would be women.
Emily's List invites you and your friends to this special show to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Affirmative Action rule and the success of our 152 women Labor MPs.
Saturday 19 June, 8.00pm
CUB Malthouse Theatre
112 Sturt Street, Southbank
Bar/Café facilities available
The evening will be hosted by MC Tracy Bartram and will feature:
Jenny Macklin, Federal Deputy Leader of the Opposition and MHR for Jaga Jaga
Julia Gillard, Federal Shadow Minister for Health and MHR for Lalor
Nicola Roxon, Federal Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader on the Status of Women, MHR for Gellibrand
Joan Kirner, Co-Convenor of Emily's List Australia
Sharan Burrow, ACTU President
Linda Burney, MP first Aboriginal woman elected to NSW Parliament
Candy Broad, Victorian State Minister for Local Government and Housing; and
Catherine King, MHR for Ballarat
Plus! Be entertained by an all-star line up:
Comedians - Dave Grant and Jodie J Hill
Musicians - Rebecca Barnard, Shane O'Mara and Kelli Howell
Tickets: $45 ($35 concession) including complimentary glass of wine
To register please click on the link below:
World Refugee Day
Sunday 20 June,
Rally commences 1pm, Hyde Park North, Sydney
In 2000, a special United Nations General Assembly Resolution was
unanimously adopted which designated 20 June every year as World Refugee
The purpose of World Refugee Day is to draw attention to the plight of
refugees, celebrate their courage and resilience, and provide an opportunity
to recognise the contribution which refugees make to the countries that host
In Australia, World Refugee Day is a time for families, individuals and
organisations to gather at a number of events being held throughout the
country to acknowledge the difficulties faced and courage shown by refugees.
It is also a time to celebrate our cultural diversity.
There are still more than 1000 people in detention in Australia, Nauru and
Manus Island and over 100 are children. There are also about 8,500 Temporary
Protection Visa holders who live lives of great uncertainty.
A rally to mark World Refugee Day will be held at 1pm on Sunday 20th June in
Hyde Park. Organisers intend to use the rally to keep pressure on the
Federal Government to introduce a more compassionate and dignified approach to refugees. We hope to see a big presence of ALP members and trade unionists on Sunday!
Speakers include Tanya Plibersek, 3 ex-detainee high school students, Zachary Steel, Riz Wakil (Afghan refugee), Ann Coombs (RAR), Tony Kevin (SIEV-X whistleblower), Kerrie Nettle, Hai-Van Nguyen (Vietnamese refugee), Aden Ridgeway.
Fundraiser for the Cuban Children's Fund
Merdith Burgmann, President of the NSW Legislative Council will host a fundraising reception for the fund as follows:
Friday July 9th, 5.30 pm - 7 pm
At the President's Dining Room, Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney.
$30 donation, plus surprise raffles.
RSVP by 2nd July
To Claudine Lyons
Ph 9230 2548
The special guest will be: Anthony Albanese, MHR (Shadow Minister for Employment Services and Training). Anthony was a member of the recent parliamentary delegation to Cuba. During the visit he was able to visit the Wm Soler Hospital, the focus of the Cuban Children's fund's efforts. Anthony will talk about the progress of the hospital and his observations of Cuba generally.
We hope that you can support this event by coming along - whether or not you are a member of the Fund Association, you are very welcome.
In recent months the Fund Committee has been able to assist the further development of the Wm Soler Hospital with donations that have enabled the purchase of intensive care beds for small children and paediatric anaesthetic equipment.
This event is also important in the light of George Bush' recent escalation of pressure on the Cuban people and their economy.
If you would like to join the fund please return this email and I will send you the necessary information.
The fund is assisted and administrated through APHEDA - Union Aid Abroad, the ACTU's aid and solidarity organisation.
hoWARd the arseLIcKEr
-Written by D.B.Valentine - Directed by Mark Cleary
-The Edge Theatre - Cnr King & Bray Sts Newtown
-Advance previews Wed 4th & Thurs 5th August.
-Opening Friday 6th Aug to Sunday 29th Aug.
-Time: 7.30pm (tbc)
-Bookings 9645 1611 or www.mca-tix.com
-More info go to: www.newtowntheatre.com.au click on "The Edge"
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