Australian Fabians Cooperatives Policy Group.

Australian Fabians Cooperatives Policy Group.

Wednesday - 21 September, 2022 - 06:00 PM

Online - Zoom link via RSVP - Victoria, Australia

   888 Co-operative Causeway and Australian Fabians

invite you to a panel discussion that explores:

  The role of cooperatives in building strong economically resilient communities

This event addresses the role of cooperatives in building strong, economically resilient communities and regions, to generate ideas for public policy responses.

The event will be jointly hosted by 888 Co-operative Causeway and the Australian Fabians National Committee on Co-operatives and Mutuals (and is also being held as part of the New Economy Network Australia Cooperatives Week).

The 888 Co-operative Causeway is a Victorian based network that has founded Melbourne’s first cooperative co-working space in the heart of the CBD.

Basil’s Table is an interview series inspired by Basil Varghese (patron of the 888 Co-operative Causeway), a well-known Melbourne-based community builder and advocate for social justice, who has long been committed to ‘bridging the gap between those that have and have not’.

The Australian Fabians is an Australian independent left-leaning think tank that was established in 1947. The organisation’s stated aims are to “contribute to progressive political thinking” as well as “progressive political culture”

What is the role of cooperatives in contributing to local and regional development strategies that are equitable and sustainable?                How can this be advanced through federal, state and local policy?                                                                                                         How can we enhance the work of cooperatives in addressing economic disparities in Australia?

Speakers:

Let’s hear from political activists and policymakers, from across the political spectrum, how they think we can make this happen in the Australian context:

Adam Kempton: former State MLA, representing Warrnambool as a liberal Member from 1983 to 1985.  Adam will be in conversation with Robert Lane: SED Regional Advisory Consulting speaking on "the role of national agricultural producer and supplier co-operatives in transforming rural communities"

Dr Tony Webb- academic and international social justice and environmental campaigner more recently involved in the development of the Goulburn Valley Food Cooperative speaking on "the role of co-operatives in transforming sites of factory closure; a case study of the Girgarre Heinz and Ingham's factory closures"

Linda Seaborn works for the national co-operatives peak, the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals as a Senior Policy Adviser, speaking on “Perspectives from the peak body for cooperatives on the current political and policy landscape”

To Join the Event via Zoom:

Join the 'The role of cooperatives in building strong economically resilient communities' Zoom Meeting at 6:00pm at this link

Meeting ID: 823 9769 0309  Passcode: 072516


To connect to the event, click the link above and follow the prompts.

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Sarah Howe, National Vice Chair Australian Fabians, Co-ordinator of the national Co-operatives Policy Group"

Australian Fabians, Victorian Branch

http://www.fabians.org.au/

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Who’s going

David Redfearn Garry Cronan Gavin Smith Dianne Hadden Sarah Howe Hugh McDermott Lily Morgan Rob Day David Hall Douglas McCarty Darren Rexter Pius Joseph Nathan Davis Stephen Ames Sally Jope Catherine Van Wilgenburg Anthony Taylor Poul Tvermoes Oskar Durst Bob Cother Clare Fountain Chris Blake Alan Greig Keri Spooner Wa Fabians Sam K Stella De Vulder Peter Duffy Thomas Varghese Warwick Smith Nicole Julien Gibson Anne Boccabella Edmond D'Albret Linda Bracken Prudence Gill Robert Eric Kenny Claire Wilkinson David Shires anthony roe Michael Haines K.C. Boey Merran Newman Hazel Butorac Franklin Stilwell Angela Munro Mary Featherston

Who's RSVPing

David Redfearn
Garry Cronan
Gavin Smith
Dianne Hadden
Sarah Howe
Hugh McDermott
Lily Morgan
Rob Day
David Hall
Douglas McCarty
Darren Rexter
Pius Joseph
Nathan Davis
Stephen Ames
Sally Jope
Catherine Van Wilgenburg
Anthony Taylor
Poul Tvermoes
Oskar Durst
Bob Cother
Clare Fountain
Chris Blake
Alan Greig
Keri Spooner
Wa Fabians
Sam K
Stella De Vulder
Peter Duffy
Thomas Varghese
Warwick Smith

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