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The Australian Fabians: more than just talk!

We aim to promote greater equality of power, wealth and opportunity.

We promote debate, encourage research, and publish commentary, into political ideas and public policy reform.

We host regular policy forums, conferences, dinners, and networking events with high profile guest speakers.

 The Australian Fabians are committed to: 

  • A fairer and more sustainable Australia.

  • Promoting progressive values in the community.

  • Developing solutions to the biggest policy challenges of today. 

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Fabians Events

  • Upcoming events

    Autumn Series 3 - Where to from here? What's the (new) 'New Deal'?

    When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Where: Purple Room Multicultural Hub in Melboune, Australia



    What would constitute a new 'New Deal' or Social Compact?

    Tired of the hypocritical humbug neoliberals spout as a pretence for political thinking? What is beyond low company taxes and welfare scapegoating? 

    Want a new kind of politics where self interest is no longer rewarded over cooperation and caring? What would a new social democratic solution in Australia look like?

    In our final Autumn Series Forum for 2017 we ask what would constitute a new 'New Deal' or Social Compact, to address the growing inequality and declining fairness of Australian society.

    Speakers: John Quiggin, Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland, and Hutch Hussein, Victorian ALP President.

    Cost: $5 members; $10 non-members

    Equality in the Criminal System

    When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Where: Kindler Theater - P Block QUT Gardens Point in Brisbane City, Australia

    Join the Discussion with the following list of speakers,



    Prof Kerry Carrington (Head of the QUT School of Justice)

    Professor Kerry Carrington is the Head School of Justice, Faculty of Law, QUT, Australia. She is a Senior Counselor of the Asian Criminological Society, and was till 2015 Vice Chair of the Division of Critical Criminology, American Society of Criminology. She is the founding Co-Chief Editor of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, Pacific Rim Editor of Critical Criminology and International editorial board member of the British Society of Criminology’s flagship journal – Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Feminist Criminology. In 2014 Kerry Carrington received the  American Society of Criminology, Division of Women and Crime 2103 Distinguished Scholar Award in recognition of her contributions to the study and analysis of young women, crime and youth justice which spans 27 years.  In 2014 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology (Division of Critical Criminology). In 2011 her co-publication, “Resource Boom Underbelly: The criminological impact of mining” won the 2012 Allen Austin Bartholomew Award for the best publication in  the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. 



    Luke Thompson (Program Manager Inala Youth Service)


    Andrew Fa'avale (Mana Mentoring - Chairperson and co-founder)

    Andrew has worked as a mediator, practiced as a lawyer, played and coached rugby, worked with young offenders and is currently employed as an equity practitioner and researcher at QUT. These roles have blessed him with the opportunity to live in a diverse range of places such as Samoa, England, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and Australia.


    Outside of work, Andrew co-founded MANA Community Mentoring Inc., a community organisation that seeks to foster the strengths, abilities and options of youth for positive engagement in the community



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