Melbourne

Sunday, August 31

Join Melbourne’s top emerging artists, musicians and designers for an evening of visual and performance art to raise money for the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund. 5-8pm. Brightspace, 8 Martin St, St Kilda.

6:30pm (for 7pm start).

Clarrie Wohlers Senior Citizen Centre, 51 Albert St, East Brunswick.

Film maker Josh Fox discovered that in the race for 'cleaner' energy sources, the largest natural gas drilling boom in history is sweeping the globe. The film is a desperate plea for scrutiny of a powerful industry that has now turned its eyes on a new, unexplored territory: Australia.

Entry by donation.
Food & drinks available. Presented by Socialist Alliance.

Public forum
Capitalism & Violence against women: The New Resistance
Tuesday March 17th, 6.30pm (meal available from 6pm)
Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St , Melbourne CBD

Women around the world are leading new campaigns against misogynist violence and harassment and the promotion of sexism by conservative governments and right-wing populist forces. This forum will look at these inspiring movements and the central place of women’s liberation in the struggle against capitalism.

Each screening will be introduced by the director Robert Connolly with a discussion to follow with special guests. Before WikiLeaks, before the internet even existed, Julian Assange was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne. This is his story.

Friday, March 22, 6:45pm. Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton. For more info ph 9347 5331.

Friday, August 28

Ghada Karmi was born in Jerusalem and trained as a doctor of medicine at Bristol University. 11:30am. ACMI Cinema 1, Federation Square, City.

Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, City

BHP Billitons AGM will be held at the Melbourne convention centre on the 17th at 10:30am. Protest BHP Billiton!
South Australia will soon be home to the largest open cut mine in the world

This isn't just a nuclear issue it will take 5 years to dig the hole to get to the uranium ore body.
The mine will be 1km deep, 4.5km long & 3km wide.

Celebrates the powerful and consistent voice of Indigenous Australia that has travelled and survived through the millennia. From ancient songlines to digital airwaves Aboriginal people have used music and song to teach, share and connect for the past 60,000 years. Featuring: Bart Willoughby; Yabu Band; Skin Choir; Massive Hip Hop Choir. 8pm. Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, City. $10. Presented by Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation.

6:30pm. The Last Jar Gastro pub, Upstairs dining room, cnr Elizabeth & Queensberry Sts (north-east corner, closest to Melbourne Uni). $30. RSVP to Margaret Beavis or ph 9023 1958. Presented by Medical Association for the Prevention of War.

Australian Education Union and Melbourne Anti Intervention Collective present...

A public forum

The NT Intervention: Why Teachers and Communities are Breaking the Ban on Bilingual Education
...

James Hardie Theatre, Architecture Building, The University of Melbourne

Speakers:
Senior teacher from Bilingual school (to remain anonymous until video link up)
Rosa McKenna, Friends of Bilingual Learning
Mary McKernich, Australian Education Union Victorian Secondary Councilor
Lucy Honan, Melbourne Anti Intervention Collective.

The government launched a Centrelink debt recovery scheme in 2016 that has resulted in tens of thousands of people being sent incorrect debt notices. Up to 90% of the debt notices are incorrect but Centrelink staff are not allowed to fix obvious errors. 

Meanwhile, the government is pressing ahead with legislation to give job agencies increased powers to cut people off Centrelink benefits, The attacks on people accessing social security payments are accompanied by media stories demonising particular groups of people. 

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