Melbourne

Discussion with local and international activists involved in current disputes. How can we win against the very effective employer strategy of contracting out to reduce labour costs and bust unions?

Evatt Room, Trades Hall, Lygon St, Carlton. All welcome. Organised by Australia Asia Worker Links.

Sunday, September 14

Follows the arrival of Tasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member Mary and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker Mohammad, who is detained inside the centre, as they connect through the gift of a knitted beanie.

Wednesday, June 24

Speakers: Ged Kearney, Damien Kingsbury, Aran Mylvaganam and Pamela Curr. 6:30pm. Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton South. Organised by Labor for Refugees, Refugee Advocacy Network and the Refugee Action Collective.

Wellington Pde, East Melbourne.

Thursday, April 11

Nicola Paris will share stories and campaign lessons from six months in Broome supporting community resistance to the proposed gas hub. Find out what a small town fighting some of the biggest multinationals in the world can teach you about campaigning, grassroots organising, and creative nonviolent direct action. 6pm. Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, City.

Monday, August 8

Engie France and Mitsui Japan are owners of Australia’s dirtiest power station Hazelwood. Hazelwood is one of Australia’s biggest contribution to climate change and is the site of the recent devastating mine fire that blanketed local communities in toxic smoke for weeks. The parent companies are currently considering the future for Hazelwood, including shutting it down so it is vital we ramp up our campaign to replace Hazelwood with clean energy. 8-10am. Mitsui, 120 Collins St, City.

A deaf man is born into a female body. It is his burden and his journey to change his gender. His deafness? Not an issue! He is proud to be a deaf man. Or will be, when he is no longer a woman. Run time 44 min. 7pm. North Melbourne Town Hall, 33 Errol St, North Melbourne. $12/$8.

Bar 303, High St Northcote.

Entry $8/$5.

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