- Contact Details: Bookings required - 9367 9266
- Event Dates: Thu, 16 May 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Location: Leichhardt
- Venue: Leichhardt Library Piazza Level -Italian Forum, 23 Norton St
This Heritage Festival 2013 event showcases the activism of the migrant and refugee solidarity movement in their fight for Aboriginal rights.
One major area of activism of solidarity with refugees has been support for Aboriginal rights.
- Contact Details: Phone Barbara on 0414 876641 for more info.
- Event Dates: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm
- Location: Jubilee Lane, Parramatta
- Venue: Parramatta City Brass Band Hall
The Greens Multicultural Committee invites you to a
Cross-cultural campaigning workshop
Saturday 15 June, 2-5 pm
Parramatta City Brass Band Hall, Jubilee Lane, Parramatta
The aims of the workshop are to:
By Senator Christine Milne, Leader of the Australian Greens
How do we build an economic system that serves the needs of people and nature, both for today and for tomorrow?
The economy is a tool; a tool we humans invented – like democracy and politics – to help govern our relationships between each other, and between ourselves and the world we live in. If our economic tools are not getting the outcomes we want, making us happy, safe, healthy, better educated and fulfilled and protecting and preparing our country for an increasingly uncertain future in a world on track to be 4 degrees warmer, then it is time our economic tools changed.
Greens MP Cate Faehrmann says Miranda Devine’s attack on the Proud Schools program which is helping end homophobia in our schools is a hark back to 60s era prejudice and discrimination. Ms Faehrmann is calling on the Education Minister to stand strong in the face of fear mongering from an extreme minority.
“Ms Devine is completely out of touch with mainstream Australia on this one. We’ve got multi-partisan support for this critical education program. I call on the Education Minister to stand strong in the face of fear mongering from an extreme minority,” said Ms Faehrmann.
“The rest of us have moved on from the days when people thought being gay was somehow abnormal. It’s 60s era thinking and Ms Devine should catch up.
“Unfortunately homophobia in schools is still a big issue, with homophobic abuse and bullying causing significant distress and harm to young people. That’s why programs like Proud Schools exist in the first place – to make sure young people understand that same-sex attraction is perfectly normal.
“With two thirds of same-sex attracted young people experiencing abuse and around 80% of that happening in schools it would be extremely dangerous for programs like Proud Schools not to be expanded and encouraged.
Written by: Serkan Ozturk
Courtesy of: SX Magazine
By Ann Hardy, National Trust of Australia
Over the past few decades the implementation of heritage legislation has become ‘rubbery’ and the robust operation of the Heritage Act 1977 has declined with the role falling by the wayside for Governments during the 1990s and 2000s. This dismantling of heritage legislation coupled with real threats to heritage has led to the resurgence of conservation groups and many grassroots organisations in NSW are now active defenders of cultural heritage in NSW.
Joachim Muller, Central Coast Greens
An Australian community-owned wind farm is Australia’s new international champion after winning the prestigious World Wind Energy Reward 2012.
Hepburn Wind is the community co-operative responsible for the first community-initiated and owned wind farm in Australia. As well as generating electrical energy, the 4.1 MW wind farm in Leonards Hill, near Daylesford (about 100 km north-west of Melbourne) it has also helped to educate the community about wind power.
Greens preselect Dr Mehreen Faruqi for Heffron by-election
This Monday the NSW Greens will confirm Dr Mehreen Faruqi as their candidate for the by-election in Heffron. Mehreen was preselected unopposed by local members in a grass roots ballot.
Mehreen, a civil and environmental engineer and sustainability academic, ran against Kristina Kenneally in the 2011 state election where she gained 19% of the vote. She lives with her family in Alexandria in the heart of the electorate.
Your rights as a residents to object to obnoxious over-development are is now at risk. The NSW Minister for Planning, Brad Hazzard, announced last week that the government would be confining the public’s right to have a say to “strategic planning”. From then on, he said, it would be “full steam ahead” for developers.
A cloud continues to hang over Fairfax Media (the publishers of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, Newcastle Herald, Illawarra Mercury and Canberra Times) after mining magnate Gina Rinehart bought a 19% share of the company. Rinehart has demanded three positions on the eight-member Fairfax board and the deputy chairman’s post for herself.