South of the Border

A Premiere film showing of a political road movie that sees Oliver Stone traverse from the Caribbean down the spine of the Andes, to examine the countries that are challenging US dominance and building an alternative to capitalism. 225 Murray Street Hobart. $12/$8 conc. Cheap meal available from 6.30pm

The State of Democracy in Australia

Tuesday, November 9, 7.00 – 8.30 pm: Public Meeting: Dr Norman Abjorensen on 'The State of Democracy in Australia'. At Souths Leagues Club, Llewellyn St, Merewether. Dr Abjorensen teaches politics and governance at Aust. National University and is an internationally influential media commentator on Australian Politics. Entry: $5. Organised by The New Institute. Enquiries: Angie, 0422 401 129 or see:

Why the economics of climate change is so easy and the politics so hard

Friday, November 5, 5.30 pm: Public Lecture by Dr Richard Denniss on 'Why the economics of climate change is so easy and the politics so hard'. At The Conservatorium of Music, Auckland St, Newcastle. Join Dr Richard Denniss, Executive Director of The Australia Institute, as he outlines why the economic arguments for introducing a carbon price are so compelling, yet to date our political leaders have failed to do so. Organised by the University of Newcastle. Limited seating, RSVP essential, by Monday 1st November to: or ph 4921 5686


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