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.

Meeting: Groundswell For A Safe Climate.

Groundswell is a proposed mobilisation across all of Australia, aiming to build commitment in the Australian community to initiate the transformation of the Australian economy by 2020 to drive the restoration of a safe climate; and to catalyse the election of and support for governments, at all levels that accept the need for this urgent action to restore a safe climate, are committed to determine the actions required, and are committed to take this urgent action on the timescale required.
A project of the Climate Emergency Network.

Public meeting: The Challenges of refugees & asylum seekers in Australia & Europe.

Can we learn from the European experience to help asylum seekers and refugees?

Speakers: David Manne (immigration lawyer) & Geoff Cutting (UK immigration lawyer).

Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Melbourne University, cnr Swanston St & Monash Rd.

$20/$10.

Soft drink & finger food will be provided.

Organised by African Think Tank.

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