The S11 protests against the World Economic Forum were a triumph for the Australian left, writes Susan Price. But it was a tough job to put them together and took enormous efforts of many different people from many different backgrounds.
Film Screening: Disaster Capitalism by Antony Loewenstein & Thor Neureiter
Friday 28 February 6:30 pm (film starts at 7 pm) with dinner, Level 5, 407 Swanston Street, City, Duration 52 minutes.
Disaster Capitalism is a documentary film revealing the dark underbelly of the global aid and investment industry, offering important insights into a secret multi-billion dollar world by investigating how aid money is actually spent — or misspent.
Belmore Park (near Central Station), Sydney
The cashless debit card soon to be given to chosen Newstart recipents which forces spending of 80% of payments to assigned retail outlets such as Coles and Woolies. It restricts their cash to 20%. Aboriginal people on welfare payment in the NT have had the "Basics Card" forced on them for 10 and now a proposed federal government policy could mean it’s extension across the country to many other welfare recipients in spite of its breach of human riights and glaring failures in all trial areas.
In NSW tenants are in dire need of rent relief.
One in three Australians rent - some 2.5 million households. A 2019 survey showed 40 per cent of tenants are in rental stress - they pay more than 30% of their income in rent.
In Sydney, one of the most expensive cities in the world, an extremely high 64% of all renters are in rental stress.
This is all before the COVID19 crisis.
With lay-offs, reduction of work hours, the prospect of JobSeeker and JobKeeper being removed, pay freezes for front-line workers being proposed, tenants are even more stressed.
Catch up with Sustainable Sustainable Living Armidale, the New England Greens and Socialist Alliance New England at the Markets in the Mall organised by Armidale PCYC on the last Sunday of the month.
At Curtis Park, 75 Faulkner St, Armidale NSW 2350.
Come along to learn how to defend you rights when dealing with Centrelink and job agencies, why we have poverty and unemployment in a country as wealthy as Australia and how we can struggle for a fairer world.
Stick around as summer school will be followed by
'CATHY COME HOME' FILM SCREENING + COMMUNITY DINNER
Hosted by Anti-Poverty Network SA & Industrial Workers of the World Adelaide
More info: email@example.com or 0411 587 663.