Sydney

SAT OCT 8, 1pm

Sydney Town Hall
The 45th Parliament is now in session, and yet again, the sitting government is preventing marriage equality from becoming law. Every opinion poll for the past nine years has shown a clear majority of the population in favour of equal marriage rights. We are tired of parliament hand waving our rights; we deserve equality now!
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Rally at Belmore Park (near Central station) and march to Hyde Park North
Malcolm Turnbull's Liberal-National government 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! 

Kateia Kaikai from Kiribati will present two interesting short films on ‘Kiribati Youth & Climate Change’, which were first screened during the United Nation Conference in Copenhagen, December 2009 and the UNICEF Pacific Islands Conference in Fiji. Kiribati is on the frontline of those islands affected by Climate Change. $5/2.

Edmund Rice Centre, 15 Henley Road, Homebush West (Flemington Station)

Town Hall Square, Sydney.
Speakers: Tanya Plibersek, Quentin Dempster, Geoff Morrell, Little Pattie, Michael Tull from the CPSU. Beginning on Tuesday November 18, public rallies will be held in capital cities and regional centres across Australia to launch the 'Our stories Our Future Our ABC' campaign, a joint initiative by the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) and the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA). ABC management has revealed the extent of the cuts it intends to impose as a result of funding reductions imposed by the Lewis Review into the ABC.

Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
This forum by Grand Mothers Against Removals (GMAR) will discuss the experiences of the ongoing Stolen Generations – hearing directly from those who were stolen as children, with special guest speakers who spent time in the notorious Kinchela Boys Home. Some of these uncles are now fighting to have their grandchildren remain in the care of their families. Other speakers from GMAR Sydney will also share their struggles to have children returned.

The ground breaking new documentary on the NT Intervention and Aboriginal rights. Hosted by Hornsby Area Residents for Reconciliation.

Hornsby RSL, Acacia Room, 4 High St, Hornsby. All welcome, 6:30 for 7pm start

A recent release film by acclaimed director and activist Ken Loach

6.30pm Sydney Socialist Alliance, 22 Mountain Street, Ultimo (near Broadway Shops).

With Pedro Monzon Barata (New Cuban Ambassador to Australia); Reinaldo Garcia Perera (New Cuban Consul General to Australia); JJ Son (touring Cuban Salsa Band). Tickets $25 ($50 solidarity).

Upstaris at the Cyprus Club, 58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore

Workshops include: Creating Sustainable Cities: Public Transport, housing and urban design in Sydney's west. Carbon Tax and Climate Change: The consequences for workers rights and the environment. Powering the Future: Coal Seam Gas Vs Renewable Energies - Food, Consumerism and Sustainability. Immigration, Population and Refugees. 10am-5pm Plus Film Screening of Growing Change - A journey into Venezuela's food revolution.

Circles of conversation around issues of Indigenous health, housing and education. $5. UTS, Room 330, Building 10, Level 2, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo. Organised by the Sydney Development Circle. Ph Bec 0410 212 846.

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