NAIDOC march: William Cooper. Equal rights still a fight.

March for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. Today NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields.

10am sharp.

Assemble Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy for march to Federation Square.

Be early for t-shirts.

Search Roundtable: Transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

Alan Pears (worker in the sustainable energy and environment fields since the late 1970s for community groups, government and the private sector);
Cheryl Wragg has a background (senior researcher and policy advisor in the union movement and campaigner based in the Latrobe Valley);
Luke van der Meulen (president of the Mining and Energy Division of the CFMEU Victorian District).

$10/$5. 1pm.

AMWU meeting rooms, 251 Queensberry Street, Carlton South (TBC).

RSVP by June 29 to:, ph 9211 4164 or visit Left Renewal.

West Papua film night: Strange Birds in Paradise.

Shown around the world, this powerful documentary charts journeys of both Australians and West Papuans through the hidden tragedy that is West Papua today. Despite the heartbreak, this film radiates hope not least through the resilience of West Papuan culture. Our very own West Papua Association (Melbourne) and Cinema Ventures present a special screening and Q & A with director Charlie Hill-Smith and West Papuan democracy advocates.
Also featuring a performance by West Papuan dance troupe.

6:30pm for a 7pm screening.

Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton.

Public meeting: Population & climate change. Do they connect?

Former Victorian Senator Lyn Allison will explore the relationship between climate and populaton growth and reflect upon the current climate change debate. Lyn's experience as patron for Marie Stopes International and 8 years as chairperson of the Senate's Environment Committee, which produced an emissions trading scheme recommendation, will make for stimulating listening.

Uniting Church, Trentham St, Sandringham. Disability access via Trentham St car park.

Bayside Climate Change Action Group monthly meeting.

Public meeting: Voices from the Pacific.

Speaker: Nic Maclellan, journalist and researcher will talk on the impacts of global warming and the impact of rising sea levels in the Pacific islands; how climate change is affecting livelihoods for people living in our region and how government climate change policies are affecting people in neighbouring Pacific countries.

Guide Hall, 1 Faversham Rd, Canterbury.

A Lighter Footprints Climate Action Group meeting.

Public meeting: Chernobyl and Fukushima: the real health story.

Guest speaker is Carl-Magnus Larsson, CEO of Australia's radiation regulatory body ARPANSA.

Dr Larsson will speak about the soon-to-be-released UNSCEAR report on the radiation health effects of Chernobyl, and what it tells us about Fukushima. There will be time for discussion, led by MAPW's Associate Professor Tilman Ruff and Dr Peter Karamoskos.

The dinner begins at 6:30pm at La Notte Restaurant, 140 Lygon St, Carlton. $30 for dinner, student member $15. RSVP: ph 0407 287 684

Public meeting: The housing we'd choose.

Ask Australians what kind of home they want, and odds are they will say a detached house on a big block. The new report from the Grattan Cities Program, The Housing We'd Choose, shows that when residents are asked to make real-world trade-offs between housing and location, the picture is far more varied.

Come and hear Grattan Cities Program Director Jane-Frances Kelly in conversation with John Daley on the challenges to Australian cities and governments.

Registration 5:45pm; seminar 6pm.

The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, City.


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