Events

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  • Victorian Fabians Planning Day

    • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    • To be confirmed

    We know that Fabians love an intellectual discussion so we want to extend this by inviting you to contribute your ideas to our 2017 calendar of events.

    This year, on March 8, we are holding a preliminary membership consultation event prior to setting our calendar of events for this year.

    The event will give you a great opportunity to consider the most important long-term issues and trends affecting equality for discussion this year.

    So put March 8 in your calendar. We will advise you of the venue soon.

    Please RSVP as soon as possible.

     

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  • Interactive policy workshops - health and wellbeing

    As preparation for a submission to the ALP Policy Platform review, we are planning three interactive workshops using an electronic meeting system to capture comments (Zing):

    • skills and knowledge  - February 15
    • health and wellbeing  - March 15
    • jobs and economy     -  April 19

    Each workshop will run from 6pm till 8pm at the Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne directly opposite the Victoria Market.
    Colin Brooks Chair of the ALP Policy Platform review committee will open the first session and brief us on the workings of the committee.
    Gabrielle Williams, Parliamentary Secretary for Health will introduce the health and wellbeing session, and
    Shuan Leane, Parliamentary Secretary for infrastructure for the session on Jobs and Economy.
    The main emphasis in these workshops will be on strategic trajectory. What sort of society will reflect these key areas in 2030 and what policy initiatives need to be in the pipeline over the next decade to ensure we get there?

    The opening question in each instance will be along these lines.

    Workshop two: health and wellbeing – March 15

    • Casting ahead to 2030 what are the main issues most likely to challenge each individual’s health condition and sense of wellbeing?
    • What general underlying principles should form the basis for public policy settings to ensure fair and equitable policies regarding health and personal wellbeing in Australian society in coming decades?
    • What enlightened and/or disruptive policy initiatives could form the basis for a society enjoying universal health and wellbeing?
    • What specific recommendations would set the scene for a fair and equitable health and wellbeing policy platform that foreshadows those issues coming down the track?

    It is essential to reserve your place so we can determine venue requirements. Please RSVP as soon as possible.

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  • 2017 NSW Fabians AGM

    The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the NSW Fabians will be held on Tuesday 4th April at 6pm.

    Our special guest speaker is NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley.

    The venue for the AGM will be the Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney.

     

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  • Interactive policy workshops - jobs and economy

    As preparation for a submission to the ALP Policy Platform review, we are planning three interactive workshops using an electronic meeting system to capture comments (Zing):

    • skills and knowledge  - February, 15
    • health and wellbeing  - March - 15
    • jobs and economy     -  April 19

    Each workshop will run from 6.00 pm  till 8.00 at the Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne directly opposite the Victoria Market.
    Colin Brooks Chair of the ALP Policy Platform review committee will open the first session and brief us on the workings of the committee.
    Gabrielle Williams, Parliamentary Secretary for Health will introduce the Health and Wellbeing session, and
    Shuan Leane, Parliamentary Secretary for infrastructure for the session on Jobs and Economy.
    The main emphasis in these workshops will be on strategic trajectory. What sort of society will reflect these key areas in 2030 and what policy initiatives need to be in the pipeline over the next decade to ensure we get there?

    The opening question in each instance will be along these lines.

    Workshop Three: jobs and growth – April 19.

    • Which sectors of the economy provide the basis for growth and what policy initiatives could a Labor government put in place to positively support such sectors?
    • What implications result from digitalization and resulting automation for public policy setting with regards to the future of jobs and for balancing economic growth with income distribution?
    • What could form the basis of a Labor government’s public policy direction in the short and medium term covering individuals and families when the future of personal labour is in question?
    It is essential to reserve your place so we can determine venue requirements. Please RSVP as soon as possible.
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