Left Q/A

Monthly panels/talks aimed at enhancing dialogue and debate on the left in Melbourne.

Event Details:

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.

Upcoming Events:

May 4th, 2017:

Panel :Revitalising the Union Movement: What needs to happen?

Josh Cullinan – Secretary Retail & Fast Food Workers Union
Lucy Honan – State councillor in the Australian Education Union
Cindy O’Connor – Member of Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
Benjamin Smith – Member of the Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation/International Workers’ Association

Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/474237599573992/

June 1st 2017:

Panel: 10 Years of Indigenous “Closing the Gap” but we are still failing: why?jon-altman

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

Justin McCaul






August 4th

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