The ALP government has begun 'consultations' with Indigenous communities for what it calls the next stage of the Northern Territory Intervention.
These consultations have been condemned by Indigenous leaders: they discriminate against non-English speakers, are only available online and are not recorded for independent monitoring.

The government has also ignored the worsening living conditions as a result of the Intervention and is expanding destructive Intervention policies into areas such as Shepparton.

Organised by Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective.

Vision Australia will celebrate the creative human rights initiatives of Victorian refugee & migrant community groups in places of conflict, in an evening of conversations & performances. 5:30pm (for 6pm start). BMW Edge, Federation Square.

Perfomers include Fear of a Brown Planet, Rafeef Ziadah, the Phil Monsour band and more. Middle Eastern food available. .Proceeds will support the BDS campaign. Sat Oct 30, 6.30pm. $25/$20. MUA Hall, 54 Ireland St, West Melbourne. Ph 0439 454 375.

Speakers: Ellena Savage; Cecilia Sequeira Goncalves & Clovis Mwamba.

Dexter Cafe & Bar, 123 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill.

Organised by Melbourne Free University.

Sunday, March 22

Speakers on domestic violence, education, working conditions and drug and alcohol issues - plus local ALP and Greens candidates in NSW election. 11am. QEII Square, 538 Dean St, Albury.

Speakers: George Zangalis, former Australian Railways Union organiser, 3ZZZ president and broadcaster. George has had a long involvement in the communist movement in Greece and Australia. His family was involved in the resistance to the regime of the Greek colonels in the 1960s and were exiled. He helped organise a boycott of Greek ships in Australia in the 1970s. Also speaking will be Jamie Doughney, economics lecturer, Victoria University.

Ithaca Club, 2nd floor,
329 Elizabeth St, City.

Organised by Socialist Alliance.

Thursday, November 7

Mr Pip is the story of how Mr Watts (Hugh Laurie), a teacher on the war-torn island of Bougainville, helps a young girl survive the violence of her daily life through the power of imagination. 8pm reception at Nova bar, 8:45pm screening. $25. For more info ph 0434 379 119.

Saturday, October 11

Rally: Protest the first anniversary of 'Operation Sovereign Borders'. No tow-backs! No offshore or onshore detention! Process asylum claims for permanent visas! Scrap 'Operation Sovereign Borders'! Organised by the Refugee Action Collective. (NOTE THE NEW DATE.)


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