As part of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Australian Greens, we are holding a series of free open forums on Saturday 3rd November at our National Conference. The program will run from 12 noon to 5pm, followed by drinks and a dinner to celebrate the party’s 20th anniversary in the evening.
The forums will be held at the Scientia Building, University of New South Wales.
Attendance at the forums is free, or you can register to receive lunch, as well as drinks and snacks throughout the afternoon for $30. The dinner is $40 per head. To register please go to: https://greens.org.au/
This is a first! You don’t have to register to attend the free sessions. Bring your friends to hear and have your say.
|12pm-1:30pm||Christine Milne keynote address|
|2:15pm-3:45pm||Democracy, The Greens and Social Movements, with Lee Rhiannon||
International Trade: The case for fairer and more democratic trade relations with Peter Whish-Wilson
|4pm-5pm||Greens and the Union Movement, with Adam Bandt||Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, with Rachel Siewert|
Open sessions for members and supporters on Saturday:
This will be Christine Milne’s first National Conference as parliamentary leader, and the last Conference before next year’s election. This is your chance to hear Christine’s vision for the Greens and Australia. She has already set the tone with her acclaimed address at the National Press Club, where she outlined the Greens solution to the question: How do we build an economic system that serves the needs of people and nature, both for today and for tomorrow?
Christine’s keynote address will be followed by a number of discussion forums with high profile speakers, hosted by our parliamentary spokespeople. Hear where our campaigns are up, and have your say on how to make effective social change.
Democracy, The Greens and social movements: 2:15pm-3:45pm
With Democracy Spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon
• Wendy Bacon, Investigative journalist and Professor of Journalism, UTS
• Amy Gordon, Australian Youth Climate Coalition
• Stewart Jackson, Former Greens Convener and Politics, Sydney University
International Trade: The case for fairer and more democratic trade relations: 2:15pm-3:45pm
With Trade Spokesperson Senator Peter Whish-Wilson
• Patricia Ranalds, Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network
• Adam Wolfenden, Pacific Network on Globalisation
Greens and the Union Movement: 4pm-5pm
With Industrial Relations Spokesperson and Deputy Parliamentary Leader Adam Bandt MP
Towards Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: 4pm-5pm
With Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Issues Spokesperson Senator Rachel Siewert
• Les Malezer, Co-Chair National Congress of Australia's First People
• April Long, Editor Indigenous Law Bulletin
20th Anniversary Dinner, come and celebrate our incredible journey! 7pm
UNSW Leighton Hall (John Niland Scientia G19)
Hosted by NSW Senator Lee Rhinnaon and NSW Senate candidate Cate Faehrmann.
Book your seat for $40 at https://greens.org.au/
Members can attend any session at the full conference by registering as an observer.