Melbourne

LOWKEY LIVE in MELBOURNE with FEAR OF A BROWN PLANET + MANY MORE

Sunday, January 23 at 7:00pm

Prince Bandroom
29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Melbourne, Australia

The concert is a fundraising event, with 100% of all profits to be donated to humanitarian/development projects in Gaza and Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Tickets are on sale now:
http://www.princebandroom.com.au/gigs/info/lowkey-uk

More info: http://www.facebook.com/1front

In June 2011 the Greens established a parliamentary inquiry into Australia's immigration detention system. The inquiry received over 100 submissions on Australia's refugee policy and what needs to change. Now the High Court has ruled that the government's plan to expel refugees to Malaysia is unlawful. This public forum will report back on the Parliamentary inquiry and the recent High Court challenge to the Malaysia deal. Join Refugee advocates and experts and Greens MPs to discuss commonsense and compassionate alternatives to offshore processing and mandatory detention.

Thursday, May 29

Seaspray is a small community at the southern end of Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland. With a population of some 300, it is a popular tourist destination and is also a thriving sheep, cattle and dairy farming community. But it is threatened by CSG drilling and has vowed to resist it. 12.45pm. Parliament steps, Spring St, City. For more info ph Cam Walker 0419 338 047 or visit Seaspray Story.

Victorian Trades Hall, Melbourne
The Turnbull Liberal-National governnment has:

  • Brought back the ABCC to cut wages, conditions and safety for construction workers; 
  • Slashed Sunday penalty rates for retail & hospitality workers; 
  • Allowed rampant wage theft by employers; 
  • Allowed exploitation of overseas workers to continue unchecked.

Enough is enough! Its time to stand up and fight back! 

Journalist Ray Moynihan teams with drug assessment specialist Barbara Mintzes to investigate the creation of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and the marketing machine that promises to 'cure' it.

6.30 pm, Readings Bookshop, Lygon St, Carlton.
For more info ph 9347 6633.

LIP is an independent magazine for young women that aims to provide intelligent, thoughtful content for our equally intelligent and thoughtful readers. You may not find crass sex advice and body-shaming fashion pages here, but you will discover wonderful new female artists and musicians, a fresh outlook on feminism, and enough sass to shock the fainthearted.

John Curtin Hotel, near cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton South. Entry plus mag $15, entry alone $10. All proceeds go to keeping LIP in print.

Wednesday, July 1

From July 1 the unemployed can be fined for failing to attend a 'job search' appointment with their Employment Service Provider. It's time to fight back! 470 Collins St, City (outside Max Employment). Organised by Australian Unemployment Union.

Speakers: Patrick McGorry (2010 Australian of the Year) &
Abdul Baig (political refugee from Pakistan).

Old Arts Theatre D, University of Melbourne.

Presented by Melbourne University Refugee Action Collective.

Saturday, December 7

10am. State Library. Organised by Refugee Action Collective.

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