Monthly panels/talks aimed at enhancing dialogue and debate on the left in Melbourne.
Generally held on the 1st Thursday of the month (unless otherwise stated – see dates below), 7pm at the Bella Union Bar, 54 Victoria St, Carlton (upstairs, Trades Hall). Admission for events is $5 for NIBS members and $7 for non-members.
April 6th, 2017
Book Talk: The history of protest in Australia
Prominent public intellectual Clive Hamilton will give a lecture about his new book ‘What do we want: The story of protest in Australia’.
Speaker: Clive Hamilton (Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra)
May 4th, 2017:
Panel : ‘Revitalising the Union Movement: What needs to happen?
Speakers: Josh Cullinan ( Secretary at Retail and Fast Food Workers Union) + more TBA
June 1st 2017:
Panel: 10 Years of Indigenous “Closing the Gap” but we are still failing: why?
Speakers: Jon Altman (Deakin Uni), Justin McCaul (Oxfam)
John Altman is Research professor at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University).
Justin McCaul is manager of the Oxfam Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Program
Panel : ‘Educating the haves and have nots in Australia: what is making a difference’
Speakers: Jane Kenway (Professorial Fellow with the Australian Research Council, Monash University) + other speakers TBC