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Global Crisis to Green Future – Week end conference

Invite to national left renewal conference, From Global Crisis to Green Future …, May 29-30, Sydney

from global crisis to green future …Australian Left Renewal Conference

Weekend May 29-30, 2010

University of Technology Sydney

Building 2, Broadway

Conference Program

Saturday, May 29, 2010

9.30am Registration

10.30am               Welcome to Country

Sydney Trade Union Choir

10.45am-12.30pm Participatory Forum I

Democratic responses to the social and ecological failure of global capitalism

Panel: Cate Faehrmann (NSW Greens)

Maree O’Halloran (Welfare Rights Centre)

Tim Ayres (Australian Manufacturing Workers Union)

Lydia Miller (Australia Council for the Arts)

Debal Singha Roy (Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi)

12.30pm-1.30pm                Lunch – provided

1.30pm-2.00pm  SpeedGreets

2.00pm-3.30pm

Workshops

Workshop 1

After Copenhagen – new strategies in the campaign to reduce global warming

Panel: James Goodman (UTS)

Cam Walker (Friends of the Earth)

Jill Finnane (Edmund Rice Centre)

Workshop 2

Great Recession in 2010 – outlook, challenges and opportunities

Panel: Jim Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers)

John Quiggin (University of Queensland)

Lynne Chester (University of Sydney)

Workshop 3

Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Panel: Lydia Miller (Australia Council for the Arts)

Millie Ingram (Wyanga Aged Care Program)

Paul Torzillo (University of Sydney)

Henry Reynolds (Historian)

Workshop 4

Millennium Development Goals – what have we achieved and what happens after 2015?

Panel: Peter Jennings (APHEDA)

Dr Meredith Burgmann (ACFID)

Kelly Dent (Oxfam)

Workshop 5

Getting to Equality – creating an inclusive society

Panel: Jo-Anne Schofield (Catalyst Australia)

Frank Stilwell (University of Sydney)

Jane Corpuz-Brock (Immigrant Women’s Speakout)

Workshop 6

The media, democracy and the Left

Panel: Lesley Vick (Dissent)

David McKnight (UNSW)

Alison Caddick (Arena Magazine)

3.30pm-3.45pm Tea Break

3.45pm-5.15pm Participatory Forum II

International Left responses to the global crises

Panel: Debal Singha Roy (Indira Gandhi National Open University)

Alexis Adarfio (Venezuela Ministry of People’s Power for the Economy)

Rey Casambre (Philippine Peace Centre)

COSATU representative tbc

Jim Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers)

5.15pm Drinks (modest charge)

6.00pmRocking The Foundations (optional video 85 mins)

8.00pm Dinner at Marigold Restaurant, Level 5, 683 George St, Haymarket (optional)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

9.30am Registration

10.00am-11.30am Participatory Forum III

Alliances between environmentalists and unionists that show the way forward

Panel: John Kaye (NSW Greens)

Arthur Rorris (South Coast Labour Council)

Louise Tarrant (Liquor Hospitality & Miscellaneous Union)

Dave Kerin (CFMEU Mining & Energy Vic)

Jack Mundey (Ecological Union Activist)

11.30am-11.45am Tea break

11.45am – 1.15pm

Workshops

Workshop 7

Water policy and sustainability in Australia

Panel: Julie Sheppard (Rivers SOS)

Pat Ranald (ACTU Campaign & Education Centre)

Sarah Moles

Workshop 8

What would a sustainable economy look like?

Panel: Ben Spies-Butcher (Macquarie University)

Ariel Salleh (University of Sydney)

Mark Diesendorf (University of NSW)

Workshop 9

Cooperatives and workplace democracy

Panel: Race Matthews (Monash University)

Alexis Adarfio (Venezuela Ministry of People’s Power for the Economy)

Nikki Balnave (University of Western Sydney)

Workshop 10

Building better social movements

Panel:    Oliver MacColl (GetUp!)

Amanda Tattersall (Sydney Alliance)

Anna Rose (Aust. Youth Climate Coalition)

Workshop 11

Better human services – the ongoing fight against neoliberalism in housing, education and welfare

Panel: Senator Claire Moore (ALP)

Angelo Gavrielatos (AEU)

Sally McManus (ASU)

Workshop 12

Human Rights Act and the campaign to create a more democratic and tolerant Australia

Panel: Susan Ryan (Human Rights Act for Australia Campaign)

James Arvanitakis (Uni of Western Sydney)

Robert Stary (criminal defence lawyer)

1.15pm – 2.00pm Lunch provided

2pm Adoption of Declaration

2.30pm – 4pm Session IV

The Left and its strategic direction

Panel: Lee Rhiannon (NSW Greens)

Rob Durbridge (SEARCH Foundation)

Senator Claire Moore (ALP)

COSATU representative tbc

Ben Eltham (NewMatilda.com)

David Barrow (NUS President 2009)

4pm Conference Close

Coffee, tea, water available throughout conference

Registration Form

Yes, I want to register for the conference From global crisis to green future on May 29-30, 2010, at UTS, Sydney.

Name: …………………………………………………………………………………………..

Address:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….P/Code…………..

Email: …………………………………………………………………………………………..

Phone: …………………………………………………………..

Register me for the conference:

o Full price $50

o Concession / Unemployed $25

o One Day full price $30

o One Day concession $15

All prices include GST

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  • Please send me …………… copies of the conference brochure
  • I need a billet in Sydney
  • I can billet…….conference participants from outside Sydney
  • Book me for the conference dinner on Sat night, Marigold Restaurant – set menu $38 plus drinks – not part of registration. (Those booking pay on the night)
  • I enclose the registration fee for the May 29-30, 2010 Conference.
  • cheque / money order made out to ‘SEARCH Foundation’

or

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Return to SEARCH Foundation by post or fax

Organised by:

following the series of left renewal Roundtable forums in 2007-10.

See www.search.org.au/projects/roundtables

Level 3, Suite 3B, 110 Kippax St,

Surry Hills NSW 2010

Ph: 02 9211 4164                Fax: 02 9211 1407

Email: troyh@search.org.au

ABN 63 050 096 976


Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre, UTS

Level 3, MaryAnn House, 645 Harris Street

Ultimo NSW 2007

ccs@uts.edu.au


Nearby accommodation:

Mercure Hotel Railway Square 02 9216 6666

Aarons Hotel, 37 Ultimo Rd, Haymarket. 02 9281 5555

Coordinator

SEARCH Foundation

www.search.org.au

Level 3, 110 Kippax St,

Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

Ph: +61 2 9211 4164; Fax: +61 2 9211 1407

ABN 63 050 096 976

promoting democracy, social justice and environmental sustainability

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